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Code Orange air quality alert issued for Saturday

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Code Orange air quality alert has been issued this weekend because of unhealthy levels of pollution for sensitive groups of people.The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection declared a Code Air Quality Action Day for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and Mercer counties on Saturday. "A strong area of high pressure, plenty of sunshine, and high temperatures near 90 degrees will likely contribute to 8-hour average concentrations of ozone in the Code Orange range on Saturday," the DEP said in a release Friday.On a Code Orange air quality day, the DEP recommends young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems limit outdoor activities. Residents and businesses are also strongly encouraged to help reduce ozone air pollution by driving less, limiting engine idling, refueling vehicles after dusk and conserving electricity by raising the thermostat and turning off lights that aren't in use. 
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Rays' Ramirez delivers winning hit in 10th to beat Bucs 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Harold Ramirez scored Vidal Brujan with a game-ending pinch-single in the 10th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night.Brujan took second as Tampa Bay's automatic runner and stole third against Yerry De Los Santos (0-1) before Ramirez's hit.Jason Adam (1-2) got the win.Luke Raley and Jonathan Aranda, playing in their first games for the Rays, drove in runs with singles to put the Rays up 2-0 in the second, and a balk by Pirates starter Mitch Keller made it 3-0.The Pirates tied it with three solo homers off starter...

Pittsburgh Pirates Walked Off in Game One Against the Tampa Bay Rays

The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off their three-game weekend series in Tampa Bay by getting walked off by the Rays. After taking three of four from the Chicago Cubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off a three-game weekend series at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. While the Pirates were able to battle back from an early 3-0 hole, they were unable to defeat the Rays.

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Big Night For Henry Davis & More

Leading off for Friday’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup is a high scoring loss at the Triple-A level. The Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Indianapolis Indians, suffered a high scoring 11-8 loss on Friday night. Following this loss against the Memphis Red Birds, the Indians are now 34-34 on the season.

Pirates go extra innings for 2nd consecutive game, lose to Rays in 10

Pittsburgh Pirates batters struck out 17 times Friday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. All 11 batters who stepped to the plate whiffed at least once. On the other side, four Pirates pitchers combined to record six scoreless, hitless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, a team in the middle of the American League wild-card chase.

Pirates farm report for June 24, 2022: Henry Davis' 2 RBIs help Curve to victory

INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 34-34) lost 11-8 against Memphis (Cardinals). The Indians scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth but couldn’t rally from a 9-0 deficit. 2B/SS Ji-hwan Bae (.308) was 3 for 5 with two RBIs. LF Jamie Ritchie (.171) was 1 for 2 with two RBIs, 3B Josh Bissonette (.221) doubled in three runs and C/3B Taylor Davis (.224) also knocked in a run. 1B Josh VanMeter (.200) was 0 for 4 in a rehab outing. LHP Zach Matson (0-1, 7.94) allowed two runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings and took the loss.

Rays 4, Pirates 3: Hark! The Harold Ramirez Swing

Apparently, the Tampa Bay Rays can win a close game. The Rays pulled off a 4-3 extra innings win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game makes it 10 straight games for the Rays decided by 2 runs or fewer and the Rays are 3-7 in the stretch. Jeffrey Springs...

AFC North Rumors: Trubisky, Apple, Pratt, Johnson

With Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow, and Deshaun Watson (tentatively) being cemented behind center in Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, respectively, Pittsburgh is working to name their starting quarterback to open the 2022 NFL season. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the current situation points towards free agent acquisition Mitchell Trubisky being named the starter for the Steelers’ season opener in Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Meeting With Veteran Free Agent

Larry Ogunjobi could once again jump to an AFC North rival. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the defensive tackle is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. The 28-year-old previously met with the New York Jets. Ogunjobi began his career with the Cleveland Browns, who selected him in the third round...

Hundreds in Pittsburgh protest abortion ruling

Chants of “My body, my choice,” “Stand up, fight back,” “Vote” and “Free, safe and legal” rang out through Downtown Pittsburgh Friday evening as several hundred people took to the streets to protest the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Five-run fifth sinks Charleroi Legion

Connellsville used a massive five-run fifth inning to defeat Charleroi, 7-4, in American Legion baseball action from Charleroi Community Park on Friday evening. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Saturday’s Mon Valley Independent, call 724-314-0035 to subscribe or subscribe to our online edition at

Steelers 2-a-days: P Pressley Harvin III seeks consistency, C/G J.C. Hassenauer a top backup role

Editor’s note: From now until the first practice of training camp at Saint Vincent College, the Trib will be running through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster, assessing each player’s outlook for the 2022 season. The breakdown will go through the roster in mostly-alphabetical order, two per day, between June 11 and July 25. Contract data courtesy