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August 14, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Doumit out for second game in a row

CHICAGO — Ryan Doumit is not in the starting lineup for the second day in a row. Doumit has been feeling soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist. X-rays taken Wednesday in Denver came back negative, and his status is …

August 9, 2009
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Cedeno off to hot start

Ronny Cedeno has been even better than advertised since arriving from Seattle in the Jack Wilson-Ian Snell trade. In one week, he’s made a handful of outstanding defensive plays. He also has homered twice, collected seven RBI and hit safely …

August 6, 2009
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McCutchen cleared to play

Andrew McCutchen (headaches, dizziness) ran sprints early this afternoon under the watchful eye of athletic trainer Brad Henderson, and was cleared to play tonight. • Right-hander Dan Moskos (finger blister) will come off the disabled list Saturday and start that …

August 5, 2009
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McCutchen gets a breather

After 54 consecutive days in the starting lineup, center fielder Andrew McCutchen is getting a day off. McCutchen suffered a bad headache last night after being swiped on the head by first baseman Chad Tracy’s mitt. McCutchen said he’s feeling …

August 4, 2009
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Jones feted, Hansen examined

Garrett Jones today was named NL rookie of the month for July. In 25 games last month, Jones hit .310 and led all NL rookies with 10 homers, 17 RBI and a .700 slugging percentage. He also had seven doubles, …

August 3, 2009
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Dumatrait making progress

Left-hander Phil Dumatrait, who’s on the 60-day disabled list recovering from shoulder surgery, worked out this afternoon at PNC Park. He’ll be in town through Wednesday, then join Triple-A Indianapolis to make his fourth rehab start. “My shoulder feels back …

August 3, 2009
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McCutchen on a roll

Andrew McCutchen was among 14 candidates for the NL player of the week award, which this week is shared by Washington’s Josh Willingham and San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum. Last week, McCutchen hit .333 with three homers (all coming in one …

August 2, 2009
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Pirates fall to Nationals, 5-3

The Washington Nationals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and beat the Pirates, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Ronny Cedeno and Delwyn Young homered for the Pirates, who had won two in a row to open …

August 2, 2009
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Kearns a late scratch

Austin Kearns was just scratched from the Nationals lineup. No details given. Alberto Gonzalez will start at second base. Here is the new lineup. NATIONALS – 1. Nyjer Morgan cf, 2. Cristian Guzman ss, 3. Ryan Zimmerman 3b, 4. Josh …

August 2, 2009
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Pirates-Nationals lineups

One day after Andrew McCutchen’s three home-run game, the Pirates will try to win the third game of a four-game series with the Washington Nationals at 1:35 p.m. today at PNC Park. Nationals outfielder Adam Dunn, a career .103 hitter …

 
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