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August 20, 2009
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Doubleheader Sept. 30 in Chicago

The makeup game for Sunday’s rainout against the Cubs will be played at 1:05 p.m. Sept. 30 at Wrigley Field. It will be part of a separate-admission doubleheader, with the second game set to start at 7:05 p.m.

August 19, 2009
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Six-man rotation a possibility

Manager John Russell said he won’t necessarily go with a full-fledged six-man rotation in September, even though some pitchers are running up their innings pitched totals. “Whether we (use) a six-man rotation or we just spot-start guys, we haven’t made …

August 18, 2009
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Pirates beat Brewers, 5-2

Lastings Milledge hit his first home run for the Pirates and Ross Ohlendorf pitched another strong game in a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at PNC Park. Delwyn Young also homered for the Pirates, who have …

August 18, 2009
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Pirates-Brewers pre-game notes

· General manager Neal Huntington met with reporters to discuss the 2009 draft signings. He said the total signing bonuses for 23 players, including each of the top 14-picks in the 50-round draft, was just shy of $9 million. There …

August 18, 2009
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Pirates-Brewers lineup LaRoche hitting clean-up

Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park: BREWERS — 1. Felipe Lopez 2b, 2. Craig Counsell ss, 3. Ryan Braun lf, 4. Prince Fielder 1b, 5. Casey McGehee 3b, 6. Mike …

August 17, 2009
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Pirates end skid with 9-5 win over Brewers

The Pirates hit three home runs, enjoyed their biggest inning in nearly two months and ended a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night at PNC Park. The Pirates, who had lost their …

August 17, 2009
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Pirates-Brewers pre-game notes

· Just spoke with Matt Capps about his recent struggles and he stressed he is perfectly healthy. Based on speaking with the higher-ups, there seems to be no doubt he will remain the team’s closer for the balance of the …

August 17, 2009
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Pirates-Brewers starting lineups

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park: Brewers (58-59) – 1. Felipe Lopez 2b, 2. Craig Counsell 3b, 3. Ryan Braun lf, 4. Prince Fielder 1b, 5. Mike Cameron cf, 6. Frank Catalanotto …

August 16, 2009
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Daniel McCutchen on a tear

CHICAGO — Right-hander Daniel McCutchen has rebounded from some struggles earlier this season at Triple-A Indianapolis. Saturday, McCutchen tossed six scoreless innings — his second straight shutout start — in Indy’s 7-0 victory against Columbus. McCutchen (12-6) is second in …

August 15, 2009
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Bixler, Bautista recalled; Ascanio on DL; Salazar cut

CHICAGO — Jose Ascanio this morning went on the 15-day disabled list with what for now is being labeled shoulder tendinitis. He will have an MRI exam Monday in Pittsburgh. To fill the bullpen vacancy, right-hander Denny Bautista was selected …

 
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