THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
SCORES:
NEWS ITEMS:
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MLB:
Pirates 9
Tigers 3

Frontier League:
Washington 6
Lake Erie 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Walker Smacks Two Leading Pirates Past Tigers
DETROIT (AP) - Neil Walker homered twice, including a two-run shot in a five-run third, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Wednesday night. Walker also drove in the winning run in Tuesday night's 14-inning win - a game that ended early Wednesday morning. The Pirates finished with 21 hits, their most since May 13, 2004 in Colorado. A.J. Burnett (7-3) got the easy win, giving up two runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

Wild Things Blank Crushers
Ernie Zaragoza and Tim Giel combined for a three-hit shutout as the Wild Things blanked the Lake Erie Crushers on Wednesday night, 6-0. Zaragoza (4-2) worked seven innings for the victory and received plenty of run support as the Washington bats belted three home runs. David Popkins smacked two of those homers and finished the night with three RBI’s. First Baseman Sam Mende stroked a two-run homer in the third inning. Lake Erie starter Rob Blanc (0-3) suffered the loss, tossing six innings and allowing four runs on seven hits.

Penguins Land Kessel
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins gave stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin some help, acquiring Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday. Pittsburgh sent forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, former first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen and a draft pick to the Maple Leafs for Kessel, defenseman Tim Erixon, forward Tyler Biggs with other conditional picks involved. The 27-year-old Kessel has 247 goals and 273 assists in nine seasons between Boston and Toronto. Kessel finished with 25 goals and 36 assists for the Maple Leafs in 2014-15. The Penguins were in search of a top-six forward to help take some of the scoring burden off Crosby and Malkin. Kapanen, taken with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 draft, was considered one of the top forward prospects in the Penguins' organization.

Steelers Bid For Super Bowl
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get into the Super Bowl hosting business.
The team submitted an application at the owner's meetings in May for the right to bid on the 2023 Super Bowl. It's the first time the franchise and city have sent in an application to host the title game. The NFL will not open up the actual bidding for the game until 2018. The vote on who will host the 2023 Super Bowl won't come until 2019. Team president Art Rooney II met with Pittsburgh leaders on Wednesday and stressed the process remains in the early stages. City and team officials will visit previous Super Bowl host cities as part of their due diligence. Heinz Field is nearing the end of an offseason expansion that will bring capacity over 67,000. It opened in 2001.

Boyd Waives Preliminary Hearing
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh star wide receiver Tyler Boyd has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on drunken driving and several related citations and hopes to enter a probation program for first time offenders. Defense attorney Daniel Konieczka tells The Associated Press that if Boyd eventually completes the probation program he'll be able to ask the court to expunge the record of his June 12 arrest in Jefferson Hills. Police in the Pittsburgh suburb say they stopped Boyd about 2:30 a.m. after he tried to pass another car in an intersection. Boyd told police he had "two shots" during the evening and took breath and blood tests before he was released to a family member. The defense attorney says he doesn't know what discipline Boyd may face from the football team.

 




 

 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

ON The AIR:

Today/Tonight
Pirates at
Detroit Tigers
WJPA-AM (1450)
12:40 pm

Wild Things vs.
Lake Erie Crushers
WJPA-FM (95.3)
6:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Friday
Pirates vs.
Cleveland Indians
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Wild Things vs.
Joliet Slammers
WJPA-FM (95.3)
6:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Saturday
Pirates vs.
Cleveland Indians
WJPA-AM (1450)
3:40 pm

Wild Things vs.
Joliet Slammers
WJPA-FM (95.3)
6:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Sunday
Pirates vs.
Cleveland Indians
WJPA-AM (1450)
12:35 pm

Wild Things vs.
Joliet Slammers
WJPA-FM (95.3)
2:25 pm -- Listen Here!

Monday
Pirates vs.
San Diego Padres
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Tuesday (7/7)
Pirates vs.
San Diego Padres
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Wild Things at
Windy City Thunderbolts
WJPA-FM (95.3)
7:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Wednesday (7/8)
Pirates vs.
San Diego Padres
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Wild Things at
Windy City Thunderbolts
WJPA-FM (95.3)
7:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Thursday (7/9)
Pirates vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Wild Things at
Windy City Thunderbolts
WJPA-FM (95.3)
7:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Friday (7/10)
Pirates vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Wild Things at
Rockford Riverhawks
WJPA-FM (95.3)
7:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Saturday (7/11)
Pirates vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:50 pm

Wild Things at
Rockford Riverhawks
WJPA-FM (95.3)
7:55 pm -- Listen Here!

Sunday (7/12)
Pirates vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:05 pm

Wild Things at
Rockford Riverhawks
WJPA-FM (95.3)
3:55 pm -- Listen Here!

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