Pirates Notebook: Burnett Making an Impact On and Off the Mound

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After another strong outing from veteran A.J. Burnett on Wednesday, the right-hander dropped his ERA down to 3.60 on the 2012 season. But because of one rough outing, Burnett’s impact on and off the mound is even better if you dig a little deeper. Burnett got charged with 12 runs on 12 hits over 2.2 innings in St. Louis on May 2. Burnett entered game action with just a 1.38 ERA over his first two starts,...

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Slaten Found Success in Triple-A After Adjustment

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Doug Slaten found out he was going back to the big leagues on Sunday after reporting to the field in Louisville. The lefty reliever hopped on a flight and will look to continue his dominant success he had in Triple-A in the Majors. “It’s always nice to get the call. Definitely,” Slaten said. “It’s not the same as my first time, of course, but it’s definitely sweet still.” The 32-year-old...

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Four Home Runs Lead Indians To A Win

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Durham Bulls  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians scored 7 runs in the 9th inning of last night’s game in Louisville, and tonight, they started up right where they left off, defeating the Durham Bulls at Victory Field.  They began by scoring in each of the first three innings, and in four of the first five frames.  The Indians, who had been second-to-last in the International League in number of...

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Pirates Add Doug Slaten to 40-Man; Cruz to Restricted List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed reliever Juan Cruz to the restricted list so that he can return home to the Dominican Republic and attend to some personal business. As a corresponding move, they selected Doug Slaten from Indianapolis, purchasing his contract and adding him to the 25 and 40-man roster. The Pirates already had an open spot on the 40-man, and Cruz opened up a spot on the 25-man roster. Slaten had an opt...

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Presley And Hague Win The Indians’ Marathon In The 15th

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   They had already played “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” again, for the 14th inning stretch.  There had been no scoring for longer than a ballgame usually lasts — 9.5 innings.  And the managers were running out of bullpen options.  Finally, in the bottom of the 15th inning, 4 hours and 33 minutes after the game began, two Indians’ batters were finally able...

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