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    Game #55: Rivas, Offense Beat Cards

    Busch Stadium | 7:15 | Maholm vs. Mike Parisi | Box In a strange turn of events, Luis Rivas continued his power burst, blasting a grand slam in the third which gave the Pirates a 9-1 lead. Rivas also walked, leaving him with three homers and four walks in 83 at bats....

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    Barthmaier Wins Debut; Boeve Booms

    Jimmy Barthmaier -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Indianapolis Indians 3, Toledo Mud Hens 2 boxscore Yup. He did it again. Boomer Boeve hit his fourth home run in four games, and over four days, giving a lift to RHP Jimmy Barthmaier (photo), who earned the win in his AAA debut tonight, getting the...

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    Boomer Boeve : 3 Games, 3 Homers

    Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 8, Indianapolis Indians 5 boxscore Indians' 1B Adam Boeve hit his third home run in as many games, a solo homer in the 2nd inning, in a contest that the Indians kept close until the bottom of the 8th inning, but ultimately lost to the Iron Pigs in Allentown, PA....

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    Bullington to Pirates, Salas to Indy

    Marino Salas --photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Indianapolis native RHP Bryan Bullington was recalled by the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. He is expected to fill a long relief role for the team. Bullington got off to a slow start with the Indians this season. He struggled in his first 7...

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    Game #54: Wellemeyer Whips Pirates

    Busch Stadium | 8:15 | Duke vs. Todd Wellemeyer | Box Todd Wellemeyer was very impressive again tonight. He went seven innings and allowed just one run - a solo homer to Nate McLouth in the first inning. His bullpen nearly lost it. Jason Michaels drove home three with a bases clearing...

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    Boeve and Bixler Power the Tribe

    Indianapolis Indians 6, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 5 boxscore Indians' 1B Adam Boeve hit a 3-run homer, and SS Brian Bixler added a two-RBI single to bring in the winning run, as the Indians held on to beat the Iron Pigs in Allentown, PA. It was Boeve's second home run in as many...

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    Game #53: Dumatrait is Magic

    Great American BallPark | 7:10 | Duke vs. Aaron Harang | Box Late last year Phil Dumatrait got to start several games against the Reds. That didn't go well and he was released. The Pirates picked him up and he has been a very pleasant surprise. Tonight he stifled his old team...

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    Pearce 4-for-4, Bixler Returns

    Steve Pearce (photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN) Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 7, Indianapolis Indians 3 boxscore Indians' RF Steve Pearce (photo) collected 4 hits in his 4 at-bats, but it wasn't enough as the Tribe lost to the Iron Pigs 7-3 in Allentown, PA. Three of Pearce's hits were doubles, and he...

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    Game #52: Gorzo Knocked Out in the First

    Great American BallPark | 7:10 | Gorzelanny vs. Bronson Arroyo | Box Let's play $20,000 Pyramid. Here are the clues: the Britney Spears/Jason Alexander wedding French resistance at the onset of WWII Tonight's Reds/Pirates game The correct category: things that are over shortly after they begin. Tom Gorzelanny gave up six runs...

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    Bullington Wins, Tribe Loses

    Bryan Bullington was named the International League Pitcher of the Week for May 19-25th. He earned the honor with two excellent starts during the week, one at home against Louisville and one on the road at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In the two games combined, he allowed only 2 runs over 13 innings...

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