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ATLANTA (AP) -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.
Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in a run with a double. Pedro Alvarez also had a run-scoring double.
Bedard (1-4) gave up only one run in five innings. The left-hander struck out nine while giving up five hits and two walks. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his five starts.
Jason Grilli struck out the side in the eighth and Joel Hanrahan added two strikeouts in a perfect ninth for his fourth save. The game ended when right fielder Jose Tabata made a leaping catch at the wall of pinch-hitter Eric Hinske's drive.
The Pirates scored a total of two runs with Bedard on the mound in his first four starts -- the majors' lowest run support for a pitcher. They topped that by taking a 3-0 lead in the...
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Indianapolis 13, Durham 2 – Jo-Jo Reyes gave up 2 runs over 6 innings. Bryan Morris pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief. Starling Marte went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 walks. Matt Hague went 4 for 6 with a double. Jake Fox went 2 for 5 with a homer and a walk. Nick Evans was 4 for 6 with a homer and a double. Jordy Mercer went 2 for 3 with a double...
Tim Hudson's fastball wasn't great. His sinker sometimes stunk. His cutter didn't always do what he wanted.
None of that mattered on Sunday. It was a great day for Hudson.
Seven months to the day after his last big league start which ended in a season-ending loss to the Phillies -- and five months after back surgery, Hudson returned to a big league mound.
Three Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands combined on a no-hitter in the Indianapolis Indians' 2-0 victory over the Durham Bulls on Sunday in the International League.
Winning pitcher Justin Wilson struck out nine in 7 1-3 innings for the Indians before he was relieved in the eighth by Jose Diaz, who retired the only two batters he faced. Doug Slaten got three groundouts in the ninth...
Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann is not starting against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night but is available for emergency duty one day after straining a muscle in his right side.
McCann said his side feels ''a lot better than I thought'' when he left Friday night's game in the fifth inning. He says he hopes to start Monday.
David Ross is starting...
I'm not even sure where to start handing out blame for this one. Kevin Correia was pretty awful today; he couldn't get out of the fifth inning, he walked five hitters, and he struck out no one. He was the picture of a guy that couldn't fool anyone. Braves hitters just stood in against him and took their hacks until he either walked them or they hit a ball hard. It'...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tim Hudson survived five tough innings to win in his return from offseason back surgery and the Atlanta Braves held on in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Hudson (1-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since his operation last November to repair a herniated disc. The right-hander threw 96 pitches while giving up two runs on six hits...
Tim Hudson survived five tough innings to win in his return from offseason back surgery and the Atlanta Braves held on in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Hudson (1-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since his operation last November to repair a herniated disc. The right-hander threw 96 pitches while giving up two runs on six hits and two walks. He...
Jon from McEffect, Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, and myself are back at it with the seventh of our weekly installments of the Pirates Round Table Podcast.
This week we discuss the continued hitting woes, the strong pitching, Josh Bell, and, of course, Pedro Alvarez.
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