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September 23, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
With their playoff ticket already punched, the Dodgers have two goals this week: 1. Stay healthy. That means Hanley Ramirez plays two or three of the six games left in the regular season. If he could hit in a batting cage while wearing bubble wrap, the Dodgers would let him do that and keep him off the field entirely. 2. Hope the three playoff teams in the National League Central scratch and claw to the final day. The week opens with the St. Louis Cardinals leading the NL Central.
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August 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
They couldn't have waited a day? The New York Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, a move that actually makes a lot of sense. There was one big problem though: Tuesday night was Marlon Byrd T-Shirt Night at Citi Field. Byrd, 35, is having a solid season, hitting .285 with 21 home runs. He is also a free agent at the end of the year, and with the Mets out of playoff contention, trading him to the Pirates along with catcher John Buck for infielder Dilson Herrera, who was a top 10 prospect for the Pirates, was a good move to make.
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August 28, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Left-hander Jeff Locke was optioned by the Pittsburgh Pirates to double-A Altoona (Pa.) on Wednesday. Locke (9-5) has one victory in eight starts and a 6.18 earned-run average since the All-Star break. Opponents are batting .340 against him during the span. The Pirates also optioned rookie catcher Tony Sanchez to Altoona. The moves were made to make room on the 25-man roster for outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck, acquired Tuesday in a trade with the New York Mets. Pirates' Jason Grilli is close to returning Pirates All-Star closer Jason Grilli pitched a simulated game and is nearing a return from a strained right forearm.
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August 3, 2013 | Times staff
"We were willing to do something stupid. We just weren't willing to do something insane. " - Pittsburgh General Manager Neal Huntington's explanation for why the division-leading Pirates didn't make a deal before the trade deadline "It's not time for me to hang it up. We have a process, and the process is not here yet. " - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez on whether he will be forced to retire because of his role in the Biogenesis...
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June 24, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Over the course of six months and 162 baseball games, wins and losses can blend together, with few standing out as more memorable or forgettable than any other. That won't be the case with the Angels' 10-9 loss in 10 innings to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday at Angel Stadium. This one was an epic that lasted nearly four hours, featuring a sterling performance by Angels starter Joe Blanton, clutch hitting by both teams and 10 runs in the final two innings, when both bullpens struggled.
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June 23, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
For the first 7 1/3 innings Sunday, Joe Blanton was brilliant. In what should have been the final inning, Ernesto Frieri was not. And it was that second fact that wound up haunting the Angels on Sunday after the Pittsburgh Pirates -- twice down to their final strike -- rallied for seven runs in their final two at-bats in a wild 10-9 win. BOX SCORE: Pittsburgh 10, Angels 9 (10 inn.) Frieri came on to protect a 6-3 lead in the ninth but walked the first batter and gave up a single to the second.
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June 22, 2013 | Kevin Baxter
The Angels lost one starting pitcher when they placed Jason Vargas on the disabled list Friday afternoon. Then a few hours later they appeared to have misplaced another. Oh, sure, that looked like Jered Weaver on the mound at Angel Stadium -- stringy blond mane, scruffy facial hair, big red No. 36 on his back. But that guy sure didn't pitch like Weaver, giving up four runs and a season-high nine hits in six innings of a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "There's not one issue that Weav's dealing with.
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June 22, 2013 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Shadows covered most of the infield at Angel Stadium when Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole took his place on the mound and brought the heat back to a cooling Friday evening. Pitching quickly and efficiently in only his third major league start, the Orange Lutheran High graduate and three-year UCLA product handcuffed an Angels lineup that had recently found its collective batting stroke. As Cole threw two- and four-seam fastballs that topped 100-mph a half-dozen times and stayed in the 90s into the seventh inning, he generated a strong sense that something big was happening and a promising career was being launched.
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June 22, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Pitching in at the plate Dodgers pitchers are batting .176 as a unit this season, which might not sound like much until you consider that's the second-best mark - behind only the Milwaukee Brewers' staff average of .205 - in the National League. And much of that production has come from Zack Greinke, who went into his scheduled start Saturday in San Diego hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .381. Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez are the only Dodgers with higher marks.
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June 22, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Jerome Williams has made little secret of his desire to start for the Angels. And with a 4-2 record and a staff-low 3.48 ERA in seven tries entering the weekend, he had a pretty good case that his desire should be fulfilled. Problem is the Angels have already spent $45.7 million on their rotation, which has limited Williams to long relief or the odd spot start, like the one he got Saturday in place of the injured Jason Vargas. Unfortunately for Williams it was an opportunity he didn't take advantage of, with the Pittsburgh Pirates pounding him for five runs and eight hits in six innings of a 6-1 win over the Angels.
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