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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Brad Lincoln made two starts with Triple-A Indianapolis, where he posted a 2.25 ERA with no walks and nine strikeouts over 12.0 innings, before getting recalled to Pittsburgh. Lincoln returned to the bigs on April 18 after the club placed righty Jeff Karstens (right shoulder inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list. Ever since he's been in a Pirate uniform in 2012, Lincoln has been solid.

Over six appearances (11.1 innings), Lincoln has allowed just one run on eight hits with five walks and 12 strikeouts. On the day he was recalled, Lincoln tossed 3.0 scoreless frames and picked up the win in Arizona -- the fourth win in his Major League career.

"Just going out there and attacking the zone," Lincoln said of his succ...

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