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April 30, 2009
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Aid for Madre Laura

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — One of the best things about my job is, you sometimes never know what will happen from one minute to the next. I began today by greeting Pirates owner Bob Nutting and prez Frank Coonelly …

April 29, 2009
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Scouting the Dominican

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — John Grupp has been handing beat duties the past couple of days while I’m here, working on stories about the Pirates’ new Latin American headquarters. The $5 million complex will be christened tomorrow during a …

April 29, 2009
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Pirates lost in Milwaukee again

MILWAUKEE – Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo tossed eight scoreless innings and provided the game’s only run with a seventh-inning homer as the Pirates lost their 18th game in a row at Miller Park, 1-0, on Wednesday afternoon. The Pirates have …

April 29, 2009
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Pirates-Brewers pre-game, lineups

MILWAUKEE — Nate McLouth will miss his sixth game in a row with a strained right oblique muscle in this afternoon’s 1:05 p.m. game with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates, as well noted, have lost 14 in a row to …

April 29, 2009
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Post-game notes from Pirates-Brewers

Here are some notes from the Pirates’ post-game locker room following the 6-5 loss to the Brewers: · It took only one batter Tuesday night to realize Paul Maholm wasn’t at his best. Rickie Weeks ripped a line-drive to left …

April 29, 2009
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Pirates lose 17th in a row in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – The Pirates have lost to many teams in many ballparks during their 16-year losing skid. But there is nothing like Miller Park. The Pirates frittered away a four-run lead – with ace Paul Maholm on the mound – …

April 28, 2009
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Pre-game notes from Pirates-Brewers

· Center fielder Nate McLouth, who will miss his fifth consecutive game, threw for about 10 minutes in the outfield at Miller Park on Tuesday afternoon. Manager John Russell said McLouth could possibly hit off a tee Wednesday, if he …

April 28, 2009
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Pirates-Brewers lineups; McLouth out again, Moss batting third

Brandon Moss, who has one RBI in 51 at-bats, will bat third for the second time this season and Nate McLouth will miss his fifth straight game with a sore right oblique, as the Pirates try to snap their 16-game …

April 28, 2009
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Post-game tidbits

· Manager John Russell said Jeff Karstens was just trying to protect the inside of the plate when he hit Ryan Braun between the shoulders in the all-star leftfielder’s first at-bat after homering off the Pirates right-hander in the first …

April 28, 2009
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Pirates falter late in 10-5 loss to nemesis Brewer

MILWAUKEE – The Pirates are off to their best start in seven years, but beating the Brewers will have to wait. The Pirates fell to their nemesis again, this time, 10-5, on Monday night to extend their losing streak to …

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