Pirates Developing Reputation As Comeback Kids — CBS Pittsburgh

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Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates fell behind the White Sox, 4-0, in the first inning Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. But that deficit quickly disappeared when they answered with four of their own in the second to tie the game and start anew. But when Jose Abreu…

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates fell behind the White Sox, 4-0, in the first inning Monday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. But that deficit quickly disappeared when they answered with four of their own in the second to tie the game and start anew.

But when Jose Abreu doubled home a run in the home half of the second to regain the lead for the White Sox, it looked like it could be a long night for the Pirates and their pitching staff. But they didn’t falter. Instead, they responded with six straight runs en route to a 10-6 victory.

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Such has become life for the Pirates that a deficit is not seen as a crisis; it’s seen as an opportunity, as evidenced by their nine comeback victories this season.

The Pirates racked up 16 hits in Tuesday’s win, marking the 17th time they’ve out-hit their opponent. They are 15-2 in those games, as opposed to 4-13 when the opposing team out-hits them. Even more surprising given the score, none of those 16 hits was a home run. Only four went for extra bases: Corey Dickerson, Gregory Polanco and Colin Moran each hit a double, and Josh Bell’s triple in the sixth inning drove in Polanco to extend their lead to 8-5. Each Pirates starter reached base at least once, and five collected multiple hits.

The win raised the Pirates’ interleague record to 7-2 on the season. They’ll try to complete the sweep of the two-game series Wednesday with Trevor Williams on the mound. Reynaldo Lopez will start for the White Sox.

The Pirates’ starting lineup:
1. Adam Frazier, Left Field
2. Gregory Polanco, Right Field
3. Starling Marte, Center Field
4. Josh Bell, 1st Base
5. Corey Dickerson, Designated Hitter
6. Elias Diaz, Catcher
7. Colin Moran, 3rd Base
8. Sean Rodriguez, 2nd Base
9. Jordy Mercer, Shortstop

via Pirates Developing Reputation As Comeback Kids — CBS Pittsburgh

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Fowler’s 2-run HR in 14th rallies Cardinals past Cubs, 4-3 — FOX2now.com

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ST. LOUIS – Dexter Fowler hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the 14th inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals finish a weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 4-3 win on Sunday night. The victory was the Cardinals’ fifth straight, matching their season-best winning streak. It also…

ST. LOUIS – Dexter Fowler hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the 14th inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals finish a weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 4-3 win on Sunday night.

The victory was the Cardinals’ fifth straight, matching their season-best winning streak. It also improved St. Louis to 4-1 on the season against the rival Cubs, a year after Chicago won 14 of the 19 games between the two.

After Chicago took a 3-2 lead on Javier Baez’s solo shot in the top of the 14th, Luke Farrell (1-2) struck out the first two Cardinals batters he faced before allowing an infield single to Harrison Bader. Fowler then lifted a 2-2 pitch down the right-field line and just over the glove of Chicago outfielder Jason Heyward.

Mike Mayers (1-0) earned the win in relief for St. Louis, allowing one run in three innings.

The loss was the season-high fifth straight for Chicago, the team’s worst losing stretch since a six-game skid in late May last season.

via Fowler’s 2-run HR in 14th rallies Cardinals past Cubs, 4-3 — FOX2now.com

ATF Agent Shot in the Face While Working Undercover in Chicago

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A federal agent was shot in the face early Friday while working undercover in a joint mission with Chicago police officers on the South Side. BY MADELINE BUCKLEY AND JEREMY GORNER  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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Chicago police mark evidence and gather at 44th Street and South Hermitage Avenue near where an ATF agent was shot and critically injured while working undercover in a joint mission with a Chicago police task force, Friday, May 4, 2018.
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CHICAGO — A federal agent was shot in the face early Friday while working undercover in a joint mission with Chicago police officers on the South Side, authorities said.

The agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was wounded around 3:15 a.m. near 44th Street and Hermitage Avenue in the Back of the Yards, not far from Davis Square Park, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but officials said his injury was not considered life-threatening.

A second officer was taken by ambulance to a hospital for observation, but was not injured.

No one was in custody.

The agent was part of a strike force formed last June to cut the flow of illegal guns into Chicago and crack down on people repeatedly arrested on gun charges, officials said. Twenty ATF agents were assigned to the task force, along with 20 officers from the Chicago Police Department and the Illinois state police.

In Back of the Yards, the ATF agents have teamed with Chicago police to investigate gang-related rifle shootings that have become more common in that area over the last two years. The Tribune has reported that more than 140 people have been shot — 50 of them fatally — from the fall of 2016 to the end of 2017 by gang members wielding rifles as their use spread across the South and Southwest sides.

Officials said the agent was shot during an investigation of illegal guns, but no details were available.

Luz Campos, who lives several houses down from the shooting, was in her kitchen tending to a toddler when she heard someone say, “Open the door. Open the door.”

She then heard what she thought were fireworks. “Then the cops were coming,” Campos said.

She stepped outside with the young boy and saw a rush of police cars. The boy stood behind her and waved to an officer who was walking toward the shooting scene. The officer waved back.

Other neighbors said they heard a barrage of gunshots. One woman said they were too numerous to count.

Another woman, who was asleep on a couch in her front room, said she awoke to continued gunfire. “We just heard a lot of shots,” she said.

By sunrise, groups of ATF agents and Chicago police officers — at least two of them high-ranking department officials—walked up and down 44th Street near the shooting. Gusts of wind shook yellow crime tape as children with backpacks headed to school.

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