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Scott Dixon takes points lead at crash-marred Houston IndyCar race

HOUSTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Will Power notched his second win of the season and Scott Dixon grabbed the IndyCar points lead Sunday in the crash-marred Grand Prix of Houston Race 2.

Scott Dixon gains on Helio Castroneves with Houston victory

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon bit into Helio Castroneves' IndyCar championship lead with a clutch victory Saturday in the first of two weekend races at Houston's Reliant Park.

Simon Pagenaud wins crash-filled Baltimore Grand Prix

BALTIMORE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Simon Pagenaud evaded a series of wrecks littering the race course Sunday and emerged with a 4.2-second victory at the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Will Power wins Sonoma IndyCar event after Scott Dixon penalized

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Will Power grabbed the lead after a controversial penalty on Scott Dixon Sunday and held on to claim an IndyCar Series event at Sonoma Raceway.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, San Diego 1

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano struck out 13 over seven shutout innings for his 14th win Monday and National League Central-leading Pittsburgh downed San Diego 3-1.

U.S. unions staging raids -- on each other

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Several union experts said that an era of raiding rivals for new members has displaced the former standard of solidarity among U.S. unions.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Miami 4

MIAMI, July 27 (UPI) -- Michael McKenry and Neil Walker combined to go 7-for-10 with four RBI Saturday, propelling the Pittsburgh Pirates over Miami 7-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Michael McKenry's two-out single drove in two runs during a three-run ninth inning Wednesday, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-2 win over Washington.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, New York Mets 2

PITTSBURGH, July 13 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen tied the score with a homer and then put Pittsburgh ahead with a late RBI Saturday in the Pirates' 4-2 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Oakland 0

PITTSBURGH, July 11 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano and two relievers combined on a five-hitter Wednesday in carrying Pittsburgh to a 5-0 blanking of Oakland.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

PITTSBURGH, June 16 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez smashed a three-run homer and Gerrit Cole got his second major league win Sunday in Pittsburgh's 6-3 defeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Edwin Jackson struck out eight Pirates in seven innings and Cody Ransom belted a go-ahead homer Sunday in the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4 (11 innings)

PITTSBURGH, June 2 (UPI) -- Travis Snider singled home Russell Martin in the 11th inning Sunday, completing a comeback that handed the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over Cincinnati.

Mike Conway claims 1st leg of Detroit IndyCar doubleheader

DETROIT, June 1 (UPI) -- Mike Conway scored his second career IndyCar victory Saturday, dominating the first race of weekend doubleheader at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.
Brazil's Tony Kanaan wins hotly contested Indianapolis 500

Brazil's Tony Kanaan wins hotly contested Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan grabbed the lead after a final restart with three laps left Sunday and went on to record his first victory in 12 tries at the Indianapolis 500.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Houston 4

PITTSBURGH, May 17 (UPI) -- Travis Snider scored the winning run in the ninth inning on a fielding blunder Friday, giving Pittsburgh a 5-4 victory over Houston.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, New York Mets 2

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez singled home Andrew McCutchen with a go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday, boosting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Mets 3-2.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Seattle 1

PITTSBURGH, May 7 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-4 with an RBI and Jeanmar Gomez fired five scoreless innings Tuesday in Pittsburgh's 4-1 interleague win over Seattle.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 (UPI) -- Gaby Sanchez hit a home run and drove in three late runs Thursday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win IndyCar race

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 21 (UPI) -- Takuma Sato won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday, becoming the first Japanese-born driver to win an IndyCar Series race.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2

PITTSBURGH, April 21 (UPI) -- Clint Barmes put Pittsburgh ahead with a run-scoring infield single in the sixth inning Sunday and the Pirates went on to post a 4-2 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 1

PITTSBURGH, April 13 (UPI) -- Starling Marte put Pittsburgh ahead with a fifth-inning RBI single Saturday and the Pirates went on to best Cincinnati 3-1.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 3

PHOENIX, April 9 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen's fifth-inning sacrifice fly put Pittsburgh ahead and the Pirates bullpen tossed five shutout innings Monday in a 5-3 win over Arizona.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 4

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Starlin Castro drove in four runs and Anthony Rizzo had two RBI Friday in pacing the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 victory over Pittsburgh.

Franchitti wins IndyCar pole in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, June 15 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti had a two-lap average of 168.737 mph Friday to win the pole for the Milwaukee IndyFest.
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