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September 30, 2009
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Game 2: Doumit delivers

CHICAGO — Ryan Doumit went 4 for 4 with four RBI on Wednesday night, powering the Pirates past the Chicago Cubs, 8-2. The Pirates also won the day’s first game, 4-0, giving them their first doubleheader sweep at Wrigley Field since …

September 30, 2009
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Game 1: Morton blanks Cubs

CHICAGO — Charlie Morton got a measure of payback Wednesday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs. Morton tossed his first career shutout, scattering four hits to pace the Pirates to a 4-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. “It …

September 30, 2009
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Errors starting to pile up

CHICAGO — The Pirates remain on track to set a franchise record for fewest errors in a season — but they’ve been putting it to test the past couple of days. Monday, the Pirates made two errors against the Dodgers. …

September 29, 2009
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Kerrigan will return in 2010

Pitching coach Joe Kerrigan today confirmed he will return for the 2010 season. “It’s been a great experience here because of the young pitchers and their personalities,” Kerrigan said. “I’ve really enjoyed it as much as any year I’ve spent …

September 29, 2009
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Donnelly not renewed for 2010

CHICAGO — The Pirates will not renew the contract of Rich Donnelly for 2010. Donnelly served the past two years as an instructor/advisor to the Baseball Operations department. He spent most of this year as an extra coach on the …

September 28, 2009
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Rocky Horror Pirates Show

The Pirates’ flight tonight to Chicago should be a lot more … um, colorful than usual. An annual rite at season’s end is rookie hazing, which usually involves embarrassing costumes. Today, the players arrived in the clubhouse to find costume …

September 27, 2009
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Capps needs to get away from ’09 woes

There are a lot of guys in the Pirates’ clubhouse who need the offseason to hurry up and get here so they can put an awful 2009 behind them. Perhaps no one needs it more than Matt Capps (3-8, 26 …

September 26, 2009
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Bullpen collapses in loss

One night after dominating the Dodgers, the Pirates’ bullpen collapsed Saturday amid an 8-4 loss. With the victory, the Dodgers clinched a playoff berth for the third time in four years – the first time they’ve done that since 1963, …

September 26, 2009
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Karstens will get shot at rotation in 2010

Jeff Karstens will make one more start this season – Wednesday – in one of the games of the day-night doubleheader against the Cubs. This afternoon, manager John Russell said Karstens might get a shot at making the rotation in …

September 25, 2009
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Pirates 3, Dodgers 1

Three unearned runs and a “bullpen game” enabled the Pirates to slip past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1, and snap a six-game losing skid. “It’s been a while coming,” manager John Russell said. “We played these guys tough (last week) …

 
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