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Olivares, Gonzales homer to lead Pirates to 5-4 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Edward Olivares and Nick Gonzales homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday night. Olivares hit a two-run homer in the first inning. He also doubled and scored in the sixth against Justin Steele (0-1) to make it 5-3. Gonzales hit a solo drive ...

Mets beat Phillies 6-5 in 11 innings to avoid home-and-home sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame another blown save by Edwin Díaz, avoiding a four-game sweep in a home-and-home set with a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Starling Marte ...