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    Aguila Is the Hero Again, in Extra Innings

    boxscore Chris Aguila was the hero again for the Indianapolis Indians, hitting a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning, to carry the Indians to a 5 - 2 win over the Norfolk Tides in Norfolk. Both starting pitchers, John Van Benschoten for the Indians and Jon Leicester for...

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    Game #11 at St. Louis

    Busch Stadium | 8:10 | Snell vs. Anthony Reyes | Box I'm so unbelievably angry. Enraged. I feel worse about this game than any loss over the last decade and a half of miserable Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Ian Snell pitches a gem, the offense gets to Reyes early---but certainly not often---and you...

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    The Week Ahead

    After a two-day, weather induced layoff, the Bucs play seven in a row: Monday at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m. EST, Snell Tuesday at St. Louis, 1:10 p.m. EST, Gorzelanny Wednesday at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. EST, Maholm Thursday at Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m. EST, Duke Friday at Los Angeles, 10:40 p.m. EST, Armas Saturday...

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    Cold Day, Cold Bats

    The Indianapolis Indians' bats couldn't stay warm on a cold day in Richmond, Virginia, as the Tribe lost to the Braves 4 - 1.� The game time temperature was 31 degrees, and the teams were likely glad to be playing an afternoon game rather than an evening game.� The Tribe's lone run came...

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    Welcome, Mr. Hernandez

    Infielder Jose Hernandez joined the Indianapolis Indians on Friday and immediately got busy, leading the Tribe to a 6 - 2 win over the Richmond Braves in Virginia. Hernandez had been assigned to the Indians' squad at the very end of spring training, but his contract allowed him, like P Dan Kolb and...

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    Phillies 8, Curve 2

    On Saturday night, the Reading Phillies beat Josh Shortslef and the Altoona Curve, 8-2, at Blair County Ballpark. According to the Curve's press release:

    The game started ominously for Curve starter Josh Shortslef as Reading leadoff man Javon Moran reached base with an infield single. While keeping a close...

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    Rained Out

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Armas, Snell vs. Barry Zito, Matt Cain "Weather claims Bucs-Giants twin bill." The postponement will alter the Pirates' pitching plans for their road swing to St. Louis, Milwaukee and Los Angeles. Right-hander Ian Snell will start for the Pirates on Monday in St. Louis and lefty Tom...

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    Game #11 vs. San Fran; Beating Barry Zito

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Armas vs. Barry Zito 6:30:  Postponed.  Doubleheader tomorrow starting at 1:35. ---- The way I see it, the Bucs need to do two things to win tonight. First, the offense has to score off Barry Zito, the most hyped starting pitcher this off-season not born in Japan....

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    Game #10 vs. San Fran; Debuting the Red Jersey

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Russ Ortiz | Box San Francisco 8, Pittsburgh 5. I would recap this one, but I have a feeling you don't want to read about it any more than I want to write about it. Russ Ortiz looked like Cy Young (at least until the...

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    Russ Johnson…. gloveless

    The Indians had an off day today, and this evening are travelling to Virginia.� So, let's take a look at another Tribe player, who is off to a good start. RUSS JOHNSON infielder born:� 2/22/1973����� in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Ht:� 5' 10"���� Wt:� 185 lb������������ B: Right�� T:�Right . Russ Johnson was drafted in the first round of...

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