All posts tagged "Josh Rodriguez"

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    Boyer And Olson Debut In Tribe Loss;Ciriaco Called Up

    Toledo Mud Hens  7,  Indianapolis Indians 1
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    IMG_5096The Indianpolis Indians struggled in the cold and the fog tonight at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, as they lost to the Mud Hens,...

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    Pirates Take Final Warm-Up

    Pirates  4,  Phillies  1

    The Pirates appreciated the warmer temperatures this afternoon -- warmer than last night, anyway.  They held the Phillies to just 2 hits, and starter Charlie Morton gave up only one unearned run in 5 innings, as they won the second of two pre-season games in...

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    Pirates’ Starting Lineup Shiver In Philly

    Phillies  8,  Pirates  5

    The Pirates' regular starters played the entire game on a chilly night in Philadelphia -- a big change from the weather they'd enjoyed in Florida for the past 6 weeks.  2B Neil Walker provided the offensive boost, reaching base in 4 of his 5 at-bats,...

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    Fields Traded, Pirates Lose Last Florida Game

    Twins  4,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates finished their Grapefruit League action with an 11-20 record, as they now head north to Pennsylvania, where they will play 2 games against the Philliies in Philadelphia.  Reliever Anthony Claggett suffered a Blown Save and the Loss, as he gave up 2 runs in...

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    Pearce Is On, Pirates Win On Error

    Pirates  5,  Rays  4
    The Pirates won on a walk-off error in the bottom of the 9th inning this afternoon in Bradenton.  Pittsburgh had been leading 4-3 going into the top of the 9th, but a solo homer by Rays' John Jaso tied the score, and made reliever Chris Leroux...

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    Crotta Gives Up A Run, More Reassignments

    Yankees  4,  Pirates  2
    Reliever Mike Crotta, who had not given up a run up 'til today, surrendered his first spring training run this afternoon in Tampa.  Crotta came on to pitch the final inning, with the Yankees already ahead 3-2.  He gave up a single, a sacrifice bunt, and...

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    More Reassignments And Another Loss


    Rays  9,  Pirates  5
    The Pirates out-hit the Rays 10-9 this afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida, but the Rays made the most of their opportunities and took the win.  The Pirates got busy in the top of the 1st, when Pedro Ciriaco, in center field again, opened the game...

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    Walker Goes 4-For-4 But Pirates Fall

    Orioles  11,  Pirates  7
    The Orioles pounded out 15 hits, including 3 homers, to the Pirates' 8 hits (and 4 home runs) this evening, as the Pirates lost in Sarasota, Florida.  2B Neil Walker took care of half of the hits and half of the homers for the Pirates --...

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    Homers for Alvarez and McCutchen In Pirates’ Loss

    Astros  10,  Pirates  6
    The Astros and the Pirates had a hit-fest this afternoon in Bradenton, combining for 30 hits (14 for the Pirates).  But even with a solo homer by 3B Pedro Alvarez and a 2-run blast by CF Andrew McCutchen, it wasn't enough for the Pirates to take...

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    Morton Looks Good, As Does Owens

    Pirates  3,  Astros  1
    Starter Charlie Morton continued to show the Pirates' management that he belongs in the starting rotation with a 6-inning shutout performance today in Kissimmee, Florida.  Morton scattered 4 hits over his 6 innings and did not walk a batter.  He struck out 5 Astros....