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Reds' Cueto allows 1 hit over 8, stymies Pirates

Reds' Cueto allows 1 hit over 8, stymies Pirates

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated May 31, 2013
Johnny Cueto allowed one hit over eight dominant innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Friday night.
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  • Pirates recall Presley, option Harrison to Triple-A

    Pirates recall Presley, option Harrison to Triple-A

    MLB.com May 31, 2013
    The Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday and optioned infielder Josh Harrison to Indianapolis. Also, infielder Chase d'Arnaud was recalled from his rehab assignment and optioned to Indianapolis.
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  • Pirates Broadcaster On The Pirates' Hot Streak: "This Is K…

    Pirates Broadcaster On The Pirates' Hot Streak: "This Is Kinky!"

    deadspin.com May 31, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Pirates, you guys! They've been spanking their fans for years, but now they've won 19 games in May. They haven't lost a series since May 5. Last night they won 1-0 for the fourth time in 11 games. And cuddly color man Steve Blass is just …
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  • MLB Notebook: One run is often enough for Bucs

    MLB Notebook: One run is often enough for Bucs

    MLB.com May 31, 2013
    With their 11-inning victory Thursday over the Tigers, the Pirates' four 1-0 wins through 54 team games are the most in the big leagues since the 1918 Red Sox and '18 Senators each had five such triumphs.
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  • The Juice: The Pirates win another 1-0 game; Mets complete four…

    The Juice: The Pirates win another 1-0 game; Mets complete four-game sweep of Yankees

    yahoo.com ESPN.com May 31, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Ladies and gentlemen, the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates have the second b…
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  • Martin rewards sterling pitching with walk-off in 11th

    Martin rewards sterling pitching with walk-off in 11th

    MLB.com May 31, 2013
    Russell Martin drilled a Luke Putkonen fastball off the left-field wall with the bases loaded in the 11th to score Neil Walker and give the Pirates a 1-0 win over the Tigers at PNC Park.
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  • Ron Cook: Fire inside fuels rise to glory for Pirates closer Gr…

    Ron Cook: Fire inside fuels rise to glory for Pirates closer Grilli

    post-gazette.com May 31, 2013
    Pirates pitcher Jason Grilli's success isn't extraordinary just because he's a first-time closer. He's 36, and took a long and winding road.
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  • Video - Cueto One-Hits Pirates In Reds' Win 00:31

    Cueto One-Hits Pirates In Reds' Win

    May 31
    Johnny Cueto allowed one hit over eight innings in the Reds' win over the Pirates.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: White hoping to turn Redskins stint into an opportunity

    May 31
    ASHBURN, Va. -- Spend a morning at the Redskins offseason workouts this spring and it's difficult to watch anything but every movement made by the fast-healing franchise quarterback with the big, bulky brace on his surgically repaired right knee. But Ro…
  • Clayton: The drop-off from starter to backup QB is steep

    May 31
    The drop-off from starting QBs to backups is severe, John Clayton writes.
  • Houston Rockets hopeful can land Dwight Howard -- sources say

    May 31
    Free agency in the NBA is exactly one month away, but the Houston Rockets' bid to steal Dwight Howard away from the Los Angeles Lakers is already gathering some momentum.
  • Sources: Griz's Wallace leader for Kings GM

    May 31
    Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has taken the early lead in the Sacramento Kings' search for a new head of basketball operations, according to sources close to the process.