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McDonald removed from Bucs' starting rotation

McDonald removed from Bucs' starting rotation

CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 16, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) -- James McDonald has been removed from the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation.
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  • Pirates' Path to the Postseason: Sept. 17, 2012

    Pirates' Path to the Postseason: Sept. 17, 2012

    MLB.com Sep 16, 2012
    The Pirates appeared in control early Sunday against the Cubs, but allowed four runs in the fifth and five in the sixth at Wrigley Field in a 13-9 loss the Cubs. The Pirates dropped to three games out of the Wild Card race.
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  • Soriano defying age with impressive season

    Soriano defying age with impressive season

    MLB.com Sep 16, 2012
    Alfonso Soriano is 36 years young, and playing as if he's 26. Soriano entered Sunday's game one home run and one RBI shy of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for the season. He collected his 100th RBI in the first against the Pirates when he singled to drive in…
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  • MLB Notebook: New heights for McCutchen

    MLB Notebook: New heights for McCutchen

    MLB.com Sep 16, 2012
    With 18 games left on the Pirates' schedule, center fielder Andrew McCutchen is batting .341 with 28 home runs. Put another way, with his team battling for its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1992, McCutchen is threatening to …
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  • Phillies' Path to the Postseason: Sept. 16, 2012

    Phillies' Path to the Postseason: Sept. 16, 2012

    MLB.com Sep 16, 2012
    Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Astros damaged the Phillies' chances of getting the second Wild-Card spot on Saturday. The loss dropped Philadelphia to .500 at 73-73 and they're now chasing the Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates and Brewers for the final Wild-Card …
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  • Video - Rizzo's Big Day Lifts Cubs Over Pirates 00:30

    Rizzo's Big Day Lifts Cubs Over Pirates

    Sep 16
    Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and drove in six to lead the Cubs to a 13-9 victory over the Pirates.