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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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    Game #104 vs St. Louis

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Adam Wainwright | Box Adam Wainwright shut the Bucs down, again. Maholm pitched into some poor luck. It was 2-2 in the 7th with two gone. Scott Rolen singled bringing up journeyman Ryan Ludwick. He hit a pop foul behind the plate that Ronny Paulino...

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    Jack Wilson and a Pirate Reliever Detroit Bound?

    Down to the wire, per usual. Last season, we didn't hear many grumblings at all until Sean Casey, Craig Wilson, Kip Wells, Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez were dealt away on July 31. This year, the Pirates have made it known that they're engaged in talks with at least one other team....

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    Which Pirate Castoffs Do You Trade By Tuesday?

    Discussion topics for an off day... If you were in Dave Littlefield's shoes, which trade deadline stance would you take? Miracle turnaround in 2008; add big-league pieces only Trade the vets for youth; punt a season or two in order to start another rebuilding process around Pearce, Walker and McCutchen Stand pat;...

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    Pearce, Bayliss Face New Challenges After Promotions

    Two young Pirates got the calls they'd been waiting for on Sunday.� The organization's hottest hitter, Steve Pearce, and one of its many bullpen prospects, Jonah Bayliss, each were moved up a level. Pearce, 24, will be playing at Triple-A Indianapolis after starting the 2007 season with High-A Lynchburg as only a marginal...

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    Former Buc Bill Robinson Found Dead Sunday

    Bill Robinson, a corner infielder and outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirate teams of the 1970s, was found dead in his hotel room Sunday. Robinson, 64, had been serving as a minor-league instructor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Robinson, who also played with the Braves, Yankees and Phillies in his 16-year major-league career,...

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