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Busy Day For Pirates; Indians Win 8-3

Busy Day For Pirates; Indians Win 8-3

The Pirates' two runs came in the top of the 3rd.  SS Josh Rodriguez led off with a single through the hole into left field, and a fielding error put 2B Pedro Ciriaco on base.  P Brad Lincoln grounded to third, forcing Ciriaco out at second, but leaving runners on the corners.  CF Corey Wimberly's ground out plated Rodriguez, and a big double into center field by LF John Bowker brought in Lincoln.  Lincoln gave up the Phillies' first run in the bottom of that inning, on a walk, a sacrifice bunt, a ground out, and an RBI double.  A very nice play, which should earn points for RF Steve Pearce and Ciriaco: in the top of the 1st, Lincoln walked the lead-off batter, Jimmy Rollins.  After two fly outs, Ryan Howard doubled into right field.  Pearce got the ball in to the infield quickly, and cut-off man Ciriaco relayed the ball to the plate in time for C Ryan Doumit to tag out Rollins and keep the run from scoring.  Scary moment:  Lincoln was hit o...

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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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