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September 22, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Triple Crown chase

No one has won baseball’s Triple Crown — leading the league in batting average, home runs and RBI — since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. The last NL winner was Joe Medwick in 1937. Of the 14 players who’ve done it, …

September 21, 2010
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Pirates’ AFL reps finalized

The Pirates have rounded out the group they’ll send to the Arizona Fall League by adding left-hander Justin Wilson and right-handers Aaron Pribanic and Brian Leach. Management waited until after the minor league playoffs were over and final season pitch/innings …

September 21, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Four in a row?

The Pirates have tried — unsuccessfully — four times already this season to string together four victories. They’ll ride another three-game winning streak into tonight’s game against the Cardinals.

September 19, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Opportunity for Bowker

This would be a great time for John Bowker to start cranking out hits. The starters at first base and right field — the two positions Bowker plays — are nursing potentially season-ending injuries, so he figures to get a lot of playing time over the final 14 games of the season.

September 18, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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An extra inning for Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan tossed a quick eighth inning — getting three outs on just seven pitches — last night against Arizona, then went back out to start the ninth. It was only the third time in 66 outings this season that …

September 16, 2010
by Karen Price


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Duke to stay in rotation

It was an interesting night at Citi Field, mostly in the hours before the game started. With bad weather on the way, the tarp came out and the Citi Field folks delayed opening the gates to fans. There was talk …

September 15, 2010
by Karen Price


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Jones still working on getting swing back

Garrett Jones knew his numbers weren’t good at the plate in July and certainly in August, but he didn’t have to consult them for proof that his swing was off. He could feel it. “I was fighting myself, and then …

September 14, 2010
by Karen Price


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Duke looking to rebound

John Russell’s looking for a good game from Zach Duke tonight, and one would have to imagine Duke’s hoping for the same thing. Pirates starting pitchers have put up an ERA of 2.55 over the last seven games (12 earned …

September 12, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Better things from Morton

CINCINNATI — Charlie Morton pitched well last night. No, really. Things could’ve blown up on him in the second inning, when the Reds loaded the bases with none out. But after Drew Stubbs’ sacrifice fly, Morton got Miguel Cairo to …

 
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