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    Van Benschoten’s Gem Gives Tribe the Win and the Series

    Indianapolis Indians 2, Toledo Mud Hens 0 boxscore Indians' starter John Van Benschoten pitched 7 shutout innings, and gave up only 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 7 Mud Hens, as the Indians won the series with Toledo. The Indians have struggled in their games in the Mud Hens' home park,...

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    Game #70: Pen Blows Another, But Bucs Win in Extras

    Camden Yards | 1:35 | Maholm vs. Daniel Cabrera | Box The Pirates staked starter Paul Maholm to an early four run lead. And he pitched well enough - two earned in six - to get the win. But, with some help from an error by Jose Bautista to start the 9th,...

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    Game #69: Nady Hurt; Who is Oscar Salazar?

    Camden Yards | 7:05 | Duke vs. Radhames Liz | Box Matt Capps blew another save and lost the game. Oscar Salazar, whose most recent ML homer prior to today pre-dates the birth of my 5.5 year old daughter, hit a game tying solo homer in the 9th. Ramon Hernandez cracked a...

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    Interleague schedule will be an interesting test for Pirates

    As you probably read in today’s Post-Gazette, the Pirates have not fared well in the past during interleague play. Actually, if you have been following the team closely the past few years, you probably already knew that. It seems as if the Pirates are often still hanging around as the calendar turns...

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    Game #68: Bucs Blow Early Lead; .500 is Still a Dream

    Camden Yards | 7:05 | Dumatrait vs. Brian Burres | Box I believe I committed one of the seven deadly sins tonight. With the Pirates leading 6-1 after three, I began having greedy thoughts. Thoughts of a .500 club on June 13 or later for the first time since (I had to...

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    Paulino’s Slam Sparks Come-From-Behind Win

    Indianapolis Indians 8, Toledo Mud Hens 6 boxscore The Indianapolis Indians scored 7 unanswered runs over the last three innings, engineering a come-back against the Toledo Mud Hens tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo. It was the second night in a row that the Tribe made a come-back, but unlike last night,...

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    Paulino’s Slam Sparks Come-From-Behind Win

    Indianapolis Indians 8, Toledo Mud Hens 6 boxscore The Indianapolis Indians scored 7 unanswered runs over the last three innings, engineering a come-back against the Toledo Mud Hens tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo. It was the second night in a row that the Tribe made a come-back, but unlike last night,...

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    Game #67: Doumit Continues to Rake

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Jason Bergmann | Box No complaints here. Tom Gorzelanny wasn't dominant, but it was good enough. Ryan Doumit homered and drove in three. The Bucs are just one game under .500. Is there a hint of optimism in my writing? Perhaps. Doumit homered with two...

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    Hens Slip Past Tribe in the 9th

    Toledo Mud Hens 4, Indianapolis Indians 3 boxscore The Indians came from behind to tie the game in the top of the 9th inning, but they couldn't hold on in the bottom of the inning, as the Mud Hens walked off with a win tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. Starting...

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    Game #66: Snell Gets One

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. John Lannan | Box If this marks the return of Ian Snell to the first part of last season, then I'm all for it. If this is merely a tease, then in the short term I'm all for it. Snell went into the seventh inning,...

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