Karstens Sharp as Bucs Win

Jeff Karstens looked good over seven innings, allowing just two runs and seven hits. He surrendered three singles, three doubles and a walk in needing just 87 pitches to get that deep. The Pirates jumped on Wandy Rodriguez immediately, utilizing a walk and four singles to plate three runs in the first. Eric Hinske had three hits, Jack Wilson had a pair of doubles, Robinzon Diaz drove in two and Freddy Sanchez collected two more hits...

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Moehler's Arm, Maysonet's Bat Squelch Pirates

What’s worse: Getting beaten down by a pitcher who hadn’t gone the distance in nine years or Giving up four hits to a player who had only three career knocks? Well, they both happened tonight in Pittsburgh. Brian Moehler tossed a complete game – his first since 8-8-00 to get his second win of the year. He entered the contest with an unsightly 8.31 ERA. And in his lone 2009 start against the Pirates he was ripped to...

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Z's Fireworks, Johnson's Tater Push Cubs Past Bucs

I love Carlos Zambrano. I enjoy watching people who are passionate about their work. Unfortunately, that passion went a bit overboard in the 7th. With Nyjer Morgan on courtesy of a single and a two base error, Z uncorked a pitch in the dirt. Morgan broke for home. Close play and…. Safe. Off went Carlos Zambrano. He was ejected after making contact with home plate umpire Mark Carlson. His fit continued in a ball tossing, glove...

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Cubs Win Rain Shortened Contest

Sean Marshall allowed just one run on four hits over six innings as the game was called after a rain delay that lasted a little over an hour. The Cubs scored single runs in each of the first three innings – all with two gone – and added three runs in the fifth for the final tallies. Micah Hoffpauir drove in two and Kosuke Fukudome hit a solo homer in the first to pace their attack. All the damage was done off of Ian Snell...

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Sanchez' 6 Hits Paces Offensive Outburst

Freddy Sanchez had six hits in six trips to the plate, knocked in three and scored four times to pace a season high 18 hit attack. Andy LaRoche and Jason Jaramillo each had three hits. Andy LaRoche drove in two runs and Nate McLouth contributed the go ahead RBI with a two run homer off of losing pitcher Neal Cotts. Neither starter was around long as both Paul Maholm (4 IP, 7 H, 7 ER) and Ryan Dempster (4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER) were used as BP...

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