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September 9, 2008
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Pirates will not attend grievance hearing Wednesday

HOUSTON — The Pirates will not act as witnesses tomorrow when arbitrator Shyam Das begins hearing arguments in a grievance field by the players’ union against Major League Baseball. Neither Pirates president Frank Coonelly nor general manager Neal Huntington will …

September 8, 2008
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Wilson out with broken finger

HOUSTON — Jack Wilson has a hairline fracture in his right index finger and probably is done for the year. Wilson was injured nine days ago while trying to field a ground ball. X-rays initially did not show any damage, …

September 7, 2008
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Part of the game?

SAN FRANCISCO — Five batters were hit by pitches this afternoon at AT&T Park. The first four were Pirates. So, which team’s pitcher was on the receiving end of a warning from home plate umpire Angel Campos? If you said …

September 7, 2008
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McLouth leaves game with cut over eye

SAN FRANCISCO — Pirates center fielder Nate McLouth left today’s game against the San Francisco Giants with a cut over his left eyebrow. With the bases loaded and none out in the fourth inning, San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval hit a …

September 7, 2008
by rob biertempfel


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McLouth leaves game with injury

SAN FRANCISCO — Pirates center fielder Nate McLouth left today’s game against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent injury to his left eye. With the bases loaded and none out in the fourth inning, San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval hit …

September 7, 2008
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Diaz makes his debut

SAN FRANCISCO — Catcher Robinzon Dias went hitless in one game for the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this season. This afternoon, he will make his first appearance as the Pirates’ catcher. Diaz, 24, arrived in the Jose Bautista trade. Diaz …

September 7, 2008
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This time, replay would have helped

SAN FRANCISCO — I’m not really much of a replay guy, at least not in baseball. I like the element of human error. And with four umps on the field, it shouldn’t be that hard to get a call right. …

September 6, 2008
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Bucs rule the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pirates have won 14 of their past 16 games against the Giants, including the past seven in a row here at AT&T Park. In that 16-game span, the Pirates’ team ERA is 3.04. Tonight, Paul Maholm …

September 6, 2008
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A streak snapped, and another sac

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Doumit flied out in the ninth inning tonight, ending his streak of seven at-bats with a hit. Later in the inning, though, Brandon Moss’s fly ball to center drove in Nate McLouth from third base. It …

September 6, 2008
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Doumit’s hit parade

SAN FRANCISCO — A minute ago, Ryan Doumit dropped a single into left field, making him 4 for 4 in tonight’s game against the Giants. That extends Doumit’s hit streak to seven at-bats, going back to Wednesday’s game against the …

 
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