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Pirates beat Cards, pull closer in wild-card race

Pirates beat Cards, pull closer in wild-card race

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Aug 29, 2012
Pedro Alvarez stayed hot, blasting his 26th homer of the season and driving in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 5-0 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday night.
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  • Day after collision, Cardinals' Molina out of lineup

    Day after collision, Cardinals' Molina out of lineup

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 29, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals held catcher Yadier Molina out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates a day after injuring his back, neck and shoulder in a violent home plate collision with Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Ha…
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  • Life After Legolas: What Should Orlando Bloom Do With His Caree…

    Life After Legolas: What Should Orlando Bloom Do With His Career Now?

    deadspin.com Aug 29, 2012
    Lots of actors struggle for years to be discovered, building up a résumé of small, well-regarded roles before hitting the big time. Orlando Bloom is doing it in reverse. Fresh from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, he jumped into The Lord of …
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  • Pedro Alvarez fan looks a lot like Pedro Alvarez

    Pedro Alvarez fan looks a lot like Pedro Alvarez

    yahoo.com Aug 29, 2012
    Despite all those previous concerns about Pedro Alvarez's weight, it isn't difficult to tell the real thing from the guy who dresses as him in the stands of PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman is svelte compared to his ticket-buying doppelgan…
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  • Video - Alvarez's Three-Run Homer Lifts Pirates 00:33

    Alvarez's Three-Run Homer Lifts Pirates

    Aug 29
    Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot, and Wandy Rodriguez went six scoreless innings to lead the Pirates past the Cardinals.
  • Video - Pedro Power 01:45

    Pedro Power

    Aug 29
    Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot, and Wandy Rodriguez went six scoreless innings to lead the Pirates past the Cardinals.