Pirates Notebook: Bucs Can’t Pull Off Comeback Win; McCutchen Wins Two Awards

The Pirates have been able to pull off the comeback win 24 times this season. It’s been kind of the theme for the 2012 Bucs, battling back. Last year, the team was only able to pull off 36 over the entire season. So when Pedro Alvarez stepped to the plate after enduring a rain delay in the ninth inning with two runners on, one out, and a left-handed reliever on the mound, there was a glimpse of hope. With one swing of the bat,...

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Alex Presley Activated From DL, Hague Optioned

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Alex Presley from the seven day disabled list. To make room, Matt Hague has been optioned to Indianapolis. Presley will return to the lineup tonight, batting leadoff.

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Presley Looking Ready to Return in Indians Win

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Columbus Clippers  3 (Box)   LF Alex Presley, who has been with the Indianapolis Indians on a rehab assignment, is sending a message to the Pirates that he’s ready to come back.  Presley has shown that he is ready at the plate — he was on base three times yesterday, with a walk and two singles, and added two more singles today, going 4-for-8.  And, today he showed that he is also ready in the...

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Pirates Notebook: Sloppy Play Leads to Loss; Tabata Struggling in Triple-A

All it took was one bad inning from the Pittsburgh Pirates to see the club lose the series in Milwaukee and fall a 1/2 game back in the National League Central. A.J. Burnett was cruising along in his 16th start of the season for Pittsburgh. The right-hander was impressive through a few jams, and his veteran experience on the bump allowed him to continue to put up zeros. In the first inning, Norichika Aoki took the first pitch from...

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Homers Help Indians (Twice) In Come-From-Behind Win

Indianapolis Indians  12,  Columbus Clippers  9 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians and Columbus Clippers traded the lead back and forth tonight at Victory Field, but it was the Indians who came out on top, coming from behind twice for the win.  Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision.  There were five home runs in the game, two for the Clippers and three for the Indians.  The two teams combined for a total of 26 hits....

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