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Final: Diamondbacks 8, Pirates 5

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (69-86) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (89-66)

Time: 3:40 p.m.

Site: Chase Field, Phoenix

TV, radio: Root Sports, News Talk 104.7 FM

Weather: 98 degrees, but not exactly humid

Here is the official live box score, and here are lineups …


  1. Alex Presley, LF
  2. Pedro Ciriaco, SS
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Derrek Lee, 1B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Ryan Ludwick, RF
  7. Brandon Wood, 3B
  8. Matt Pagnozzi, SS
  9. Ross Ohlendorf, RHP


  1. Willie Bloomquist, SS
  2. Aaron Hill, 2B
  3. Justin Upton, RF
  4. Miguel Montero, C
  5. Chris Young, CF
  6. Lyle Overbay, 1B
  7. Ryan Roberts, 3B
  8. Gerardo Parra, LF
  9. Wade Miley, LHP

News updates are on our Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel is at the Bob one last day.


  1. JAL says:

    The parade of catchers continues.

  2. Bizrow says:

    Re – catchers

    We’re gonna do it, till we do it right…..

  3. Milo Hamilton says:

    The Pirates just realized that Matt Pagnozzi is not Tom Pagnozzi. Frank Coonelly is preparing a statement.

  4. Milo Hamilton says:

    Maybe Ross Ohlendorf would agree to go to winter ball. And never come back.

  5. JAL says:

    3rd game out 5 that Pirates were down 3-0 after 1 inning. Also, D-Backs set franchise record for stolen bases in an inning with 4.

  6. WOW!!

    I really like Ross Ohlendorf, with what he represents as a person. He is not just a “JOCK.”
    I’m sorry he will not be with the Pirates in 2012.

  7. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Goodbye, Ross Ohlendorf.

  8. Ryan(Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Is there really any question as to whether or not Ross will be tendered?

    Maybe resigned to a minor league contract.

  9. Ryan(Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Might as well shut Joel down for the season as well. Let him get 40, if the opportunity arises, but, see who else could come in late in the game and do something…I think he’s proved himself this season.

  10. Milo Hamilton says:

    File this one under “Panic on General Robinson” :

    Jayson Stark is reporting in the ongoing CBA negotiations, both sides have discussed a reverse luxury tax. It would penalize teams financially that spend well under the average payroll.

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

  11. Dejan, you were right——I was wrong.

    This is NOT the Derrek Lee who played for the Orioles earlier in the year, the Derrek Lee I thought was done.

    I give in: Sign him up as a Bucco for next year . . . . RIGHT NOW!!

  12. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Agree with Groat. Sign Derrek Lee.

    The man has been amazing.

  13. Ryan(Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


  14. Ryan(Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Making a good comback, its a shame Ross gave up 7 freakin’ runs. Usually can’t complain about 5 runs, especially for the Buccos.

  15. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s 18-43 in the last 61 games.

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