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June 30, 2008
by rob biertempfel


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McLouth in doubt

CINCINNATI — As I drove down here Sunday, I listed to the Rays-Pirates game on the trusty XM radio. When Nate McLouth was taken out of the game in the seventh inning, I wondered if the Pirates would have to …

June 19, 2008
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Pitching and defense

CHICAGO — Not a lot of defensive gems by the Pirates in the first two games of this series against the White Sox. Tuesday, left fielder Jason Michaels took a few steps in on Jermaine Dye’s liner. The ball went …

June 18, 2008
by rob biertempfel


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Snell’s struggles

CHICAGO — I did not see Ian Snell’s most recent victory, when he gave up a run in six innings June 11 against Washington. I was off that day, and only heard bits of the game on my XM radio. …

June 15, 2008
by rob biertempfel


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Bring on Baltimore!

BALTIMORE — Why did it take so long for the Pirates to play an interleague series here? Interleague play began in 1997, and the Orioles played a three-game set in Pittsburgh in 2005. But until this weekend, the Pirates had …

June 13, 2008
by rob biertempfel


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Bucs and birds

BALTIMORE — I lived in Maryland for nearly seven years after graduating college, so I can tell you for certain there are a lot of former Pittsburghers down here. There’s a pretty heavy black-and-gold presence here at tonight’s interleague game …

 
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