Pirates Notebook: Hague’s First Major League Walkoff Comes In Odd Fashion

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Growing up playing baseball, kids always dream of their first walk off hit. For rookie Matt Hague, his was not quite the way he envisioned  it. “No. But I’ll take it,” Hague said with a smile. In the bottom of the ninth inning in a 2-2 tie, the first baseman came to the plate to face the Chicago Cubs reliever Rafael Dolis with the bases loaded and two outs. Having just being recalled from Triple-A...

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Three Hits For Presley In Indians’ 5th Straight Win

Indianapolis Indians  4,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   Three hits by RF/LF Alex Presley and three triples sparked the Indians to a win over the Louisville Bats, giving the Tribe a 2-0 game lead in this home/away series.  Presley singled, doubled, and tripled, missing his second cycle with the Indians by only a home run.  SS Anderson Hernandez and 2B Brian Friday also tripled.  Justin Wilson earned his fourth win of the season with...

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Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Continues to Shine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh’s pitching staff continues to shine this season. Entering game action, the staff ERA of 3.33 ranked No. 3 in the Majors, second in the National League trailing only the Washington Nationals (2.90). The bullpen’s 2.47 ERA is the best in the N.L. “Very impressive pitching all night tonight on the mound,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. Right-hander A.J. Burnett made his...

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Matt Hague Getting Immediate Playing Time After Call-Up

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Infielder Matt Hague has had an exciting 12 hours. After connecting for a walkoff single for the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday night in the bottom of the 15th inning, Hague was greeted by his teammates on the field for the win. But little did he know a few hours later that he’d get even better news. Hague was told he was being recalled back to Pittsburgh late last night. After jumping on a flight and...

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Matt Hague Recalled; Nate McLouth DFA’d

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment. Hague, 26, broke camp with the Pirates after a huge spring in which he connected for a team-leading seven home runs. Hague went 1-for-9 with two RBI in five games before being optioned to Indianapolis on April 14.While with Indy, the infielder hit .278 (40-for-144)...

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