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September 5, 2008
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Minor leaguers suspended for steroid use

SAN FRANCISCO — Two Pirates minor leaguers were among 12 minor league players who received 50-game suspensions today for using a performance-enhancing substance. Infielder Kelly Aponte and Julio Joves, who both play in the Venezuelan Summer League, were punished for …

September 4, 2008
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Pirates give regulars rest for Thursday matinee at Reds

Ryan Doumit, Adam LaRoche, Freddy Sanchez and Brandon Moss are among the Pirates’ regulars who are getting the day off as the Pirates try for the three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds at 12:35 p.m. today at Great American Ball …

September 3, 2008
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MLB upholds Pirates official scorer in Sabathia dispute

CC Sabathia will not get a no-no. Major League Baseball today upheld the official scorer’s call on Sunday in which Pirates third baseman Andy LaRoche was credited with a hit rather than an error in Sabathia’s eventual one-hitter at PNC …

September 3, 2008
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Pirates-Reds starting lineups

Wilson out of lineup again Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf (1-1, 6.53) will make his first major-league start, as the Pirates visit the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 tonight at Great American Ball Park. Edinson Volquez (16-5, 3.04) will start for the Reds. …

September 2, 2008
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Pirates recall nine from Indy

The Pirates recalled nine players from Triple-A Indianapolis as part of the September roster expansion. Right-handed pitchers T.J. Beam, Craig Hansen, Ross Ohlendorf, Marino Salas and Romulo Sanchez; catchers Robinzon Diaz and Ronny Paulino; infielder Brian Bixler and outfielder Steve …

September 2, 2008
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Ohlendorf to make first career start for Pirates on Wednesday

Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, another one of the September call-ups on Tuesday, will make his first major-league start on Wednesday for the Pirates. He is scheduled to face Edinson Volquez (16-5, 3.04 ERA) of the Reds at Great American Ballpark. Ohlendorf, …

September 2, 2008
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Cruz to make major league start at shortstop

Shortstop Luis Cruz, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day, will make his major-league debut for the Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 tonight at Great American Ballpark. Cruz, the son of a former Mexican …

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