Pirates scratch OF Polanco vs Cubs because of groin injury

Violet Powell
April 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to build on their game 1 victory after defeating the Cubs by a final score of 4-2 in the series opener. The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning before Tony Watson retired Ben Zobrist on a bouncer to shortstop for his third save.

After going 4-14 against the Cubs previous year, Pittsburgh started out well against the World Series champions.

Cole went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits.

Freese doubled twice and scored two runs. The 33-year-old third baseman has reached safely in 12 of his last 15 plate appearances, and is hitting.440 on the young season. Starling Marte chipped in a double going 1 for 4, while Josh Harrison went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles. Felipe Rivero got the Bucs into a huge jam in the eighth, walking a batter and hitting another before a two-out single that loaded the bases, but he got a force out from Willson Contreras. Tyler Glasnow gets the nod for game 2, and is 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA with 1 strikeout this season. The 23-year-old failed to escape the second inning in his season debut Monday against Cincinnati.

Fired officers had previously arrested same man
The results will be turned over to the county district attorney, who will decide whether to prosecute the two officers. Hollins left his vehicle with his hands up but was punched in the head and taken to the ground by Bongiovanni.

Hendricks (1-0) gave up four runs on five hits and a walk in six innings Saturday, though he struck out six and came away with a win over the Brewers.

WASHINGTON - Daniel Murphy delivered on a day when his bobbleheads were given out to fans, doubling home Bryce Harper in the 10th inning to send the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2.

The Cubs' offense kept rolling after the home run, with Addison Russell socking an RBI triple and Jason Heyward driving in a run with an RBI single to give the team a 4-0 lead after the first inning of play. Gomez (1-1), who was removed from the closer's role this week after filling it last season, threw a scoreless ninth before Washington broke through.

Marlins 3, Mets 2 • J.T. Realmuto hit a game-ending RBI double with two out in the ninth inning, and Miami snapped New York's five-game win streak. The right-hander has not surrendered a home run in his last five starts dating to last season.

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