Pittsburgh right-hander Chris Archer was put on the 10-day injured list because of inflammation in the thumb on his pitching hand, which has bothered him for his past two starts.
April 2019 - Pittsburgh Pirates Wiretap
Cody Bellinger hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a major league record with homers in 33 consecutive home games in a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Pirates right-hander Chris Archer dropped his appeal and began serving a five-game suspension Sunday for setting off a benches-clearing altercation on April 7.
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Chris Archer received a five-game suspension and Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig got a two-game ban for their roles in a melee Sunday at PNC Park.
Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester left the team's home opener in the third inning due to hamstring tightness, while Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon took a liner off his head.
Cincinnati Reds right fielder Yasiel Puig was one of five ejected after a benches-clearing incident in the top of the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Three Reds (manager David Bell, Puig and relief pitcher Amir Garrett) and two Pirates (relievers Keone Kela and Felipe Vazquez) were ejected.