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    Indians Hold Hens to Five Hits

    Jimmy Barthmaier -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Indianapolis Indians 4, Toledo Mud Hens 2 boxscore The Indianapolis Indians' pitchers combined to give up 8 walks, but got 9 strikeouts, as they allowed only 5 hits in tonight's win over the Mud Hens at Fifth/Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. Starter Jimmy...

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    Game #65: Nats Use Long Ball to Beat Capps, Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Tim Redding | Box It was bound to happen eventually. And it finally did: Matt Capps blew a save. Lastings Milledge cracked a two run homer - the fifth long ball of the day for Washington - with two out in the 9th to give...

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    Early Draft Signings

    Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have signed three of their draft picks (no, not Alvarez, unfortunately). 11th round: Dave Rubinstein, OF, Appalachian State University (Jr) Made All-American, with .332 average, 9 homers, and 48 RBI 35th round: Tyler Cox, LHP (starter), Illinois State University (Sr) in 9...

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    Mientkiewicz's simple act proves valuable

    Randy Johnson is known to work quickly on the mound. When Doug Mientkiewicz stepped in against Johnson in the third inning this afternoon, the big left-hander had little interest in wasting precious time. Mientkiewicz took a fastball inside, running the count to 2-1. With the scorching sun blazing down, the Big Unit...

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    Game #64: Duke Beats Unit

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Duke vs. Randy Johnson | Box Call me shocked. Not only did Zach Duke pick up the win and Randy Johnson pick up the loss, but Duke actually struck out more hitters than the Unit did. Duke went six plus and gave up two earned runs on...

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    Walker’s Two Homers Lead Indians

    Neil Walker -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Indianapolis Indians 9, Louisville Bats 7 boxscore 3B Neil Walker (photo) hit his 8th and 9th homers of the year, and knocked in 4 runs, to lead the Indians to victory over the Louisville Bats at Slugger Field in Louisville this evening. Walker's...

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    Walker’s Two Homers Lead Indians

    Neil Walker -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Indianapolis Indians 9, Louisville Bats 7 boxscore 3B Neil Walker (photo) hit his 8th and 9th homers of the year, and knocked in 4 runs, to lead the Indians to victory over the Louisville Bats at Slugger Field in Louisville this evening. Walker's...

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    Game #63: Big Inning, Dumatrait Pace Bucs

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Dumatrait vs. Doug Davis | Box The Pirates continue to get just enough from Phil Dumatrati. He went 5-2/3 and gave up two runs. The Pirates supported him with a five run fourth inning and hung on to win 6-4. A two run, two out double from...

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    Indians Lose a Hit-O-Rama to Bats

    Louisville Bats 13, Indianapolis Indians 12 Ronny Paulino, batting for the Pirates in 2006  -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Photo: Ronny Paulino bats for the Pirates in 2006 boxscore C Ronny Paulino was sent to Indianapolis by the Pirates in part so that he can work on his offense....

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    Game #62: Snyder's Homer Beats Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Danny Haren | Box The Diamondbacks score three times in the first and then not again until the 9th. Tom Gorzelanny was wobbly early, but settled in to allow just those three runs in seven innings of work. Gorzo and Danny Haren had similar lines...

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