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The Matt Morris Report: Espinal on fire

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-- Nick Kingham gave up six runs in the first two innings, but Indianapolis pounded out 18 hits on their way to a 9-7 win over Columbus.  Kingham recovered enough to last five and two-thirds...

Harrison, Volquez brilliant in Pirates' 2-1 win

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It's not often that a player can pitch brilliantly, take a no-hitter into the seventh, and still be overshadowed by a position player in a 2-1 game, but somehow that happened Friday as the Bucs...

Pirates outright Tommy Field

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The Pirates have outrighted infielder Tommy Field to Indianapolis. Field isn't even particularly likely to be a September call-up after the Bucs claimed him from the Angels earlier this summer, so...

Friday night 5 questions and open thread

Back at it another Friday night with an original concept; discussing our own opinions, going over today's news and asking questions about beer.

James Harrison leaves AZ without a contract

The ex-Steelers LB and former defensive player of the year, James Harrison, met with the Arizona Cardinals, but per his agent they "couldn't make the numbers work."

Jordan Zumwalt placed on injured reserve

The rookie linebacker from UCLA never seemed to have the opportunity to showcase his talents this preseason, and an injury has landed him on IR, ending his rookie season.

Pirates promote Andrew Lambo

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The Pirates have promoted Andrew Lambo and optioned Gerrit Cole to Bristol. Cole isn't going to pitch for Bristol, obviously; he'll be back in a couple days when rosters expand. Bristol's season...

Steelers sign CB B.W. Webb

It's a curious move and one that clearly indicates multiple cornerbacks will be cut as part of the team's efforts to reduce the roster to 53 players.

Pregame: Morton update, Volquez's velocity rising

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Notes and quotes from today's pregame: Morton update Charle Morton threw 73 pitches and four complete innings during his rehab start in Altoona. Clint Hurdle said that he liked the number of...

Preseason conclusion is a cause for celebration

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their preseason Thursday night with a 10-0 dud against the Carolina Panthers. Even finishing the preseason 1-3 is cause for celebration in Pittsburgh.

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