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    Game #106 vs. St. Louis

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Youman vs. Anthony Reyes | Box Tough to argue with this one. Shane Youman did what he's done all year - pitch well enough to keep the team in the game, giving up three runs in five innings. The Bucs offense came back, with help from Ronny...

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    Vasquez, Clevlen for Wilson was in the Works?

    Complete speculation on my part, but it's an educated guess based on these disappointing words Dejan Kovacevic printed in Thursday's Post-Gazette: How close was deal to being done? One source intimately familiar with the matter said that a deal was virtually done Tuesday and that the...

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    Doubleheader: One Down and One Up

    GAME 1 boxscore-- Game 1 (photos by NancyZ) Runelvys Hernandez -- photo by NancyZ Well, at least it was only a 7-inning game. The Richmond Braves scored at least one run in each of the six innings they batted, to beat the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 11-1 at The Diamond in...

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    Adding Morris, Pirates Must Look to Contend?

    "I can learn from that man," said Ian Snell of Matt Morris. Just before the 4 p.m. trade deadline Tuesday, general manager Dave Littlefield sent Rajai Davis and a player to be named later to the San Francisco Giants for Morris, a right-handed starting pitcher. Morris, 32, has a track record of...

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    Game #105 vs. St. Louis

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Armas vs. Braden Looper | Box I didn't see this coming any more than the Matt Morris trade. Tony Armas pitched well. He was better than just well. He was outstanding, limiting St. Louis to four hits and one run in 6-1/3. He whiffed five and walked...

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    Indians: Three Homers in the 9th Inning

    boxscore photos by NancyZ Brad Eldred and Jorge Velandia - photo by NancyZ Durham Bulls' relief pitcher Brian Shackelford threw one pitch. Indianapolis Indians' pinch hitter Jose Hernandez saw that one pitch, and lifted it over the left field scoreboard for a two-run walk-off homer, to...

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    Rajai Davis Heading West

    Rajai Davis -- photo by NancyZ . . Information from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rajai Davis has been traded to the San Francisco Giants, along with a player to be named later. The Giants will send starting pitcher Matt Morris to the Pirates. . . Some info about Morris: Matt Morris's stats, etc.. . . Go Tribe!

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    Pirates Acquire Matt Morris for Rajai Davis

    Didn't see this one coming: The Pirates traded center fielder Rajai Davis and a player to be named later to the San Francisco Giants for pitcher Matt Morris. Dejan Kovacevic has the news in the P-G, and Tim Dierkes reports it as a done deal on MLB Trade Rumors. The Pirates get...

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    Indians Fall to Bulls

    boxscore photos by NancyZ Luis Munoz -- photo by NancyZ The Indianapolis Indians could not make up for the Durham Bulls' 3-run first inning, and lost to the Bulls by a score of 6-3 at Victory Field. Indians starter Luis Munoz, in his second start with the Indians, found...

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    It's 12:30. Do You Know Where Your GM Is?

    It's 12:30 where I'm sitting and the Bucs and Dave Littlefield have yet to be players on the final day of non-waiver trading. Just a couple of trades so far: Joel Piniero from Boston to the Cardinals, who are figuring they still have a shot in the weak NL Central. They give...

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