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Kevin Correia, in jeopardy of losing his spot in Pittsburgh's crowded starting rotation, pitched six effective innings Wednesday and Garrett Jones hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.
When Stephen Strasburg is on the mound, his intensity ratchets up to a perilous level. Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson jokes that he doesn't like to go near Strasburg in the dugout during his starts, afraid of what the 23-year-old right-hander will do or say if he does.
Outfielder Garrett Jones has lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in salary arbitration.
As the botched plays and bad losses and loud boos at PNC Park mounted in recent days, Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates stood firm in reciting a familiar refrain.
One by one, a train of more than two dozen faces emerged from a players-only dining room and into the open expanse of the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse about 20 minutes after the team's ninth consecutive loss.
James McDonald allowed two runs in six effective innings, Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Saturday night.
The Pirates won't be confused for the Phillies anytime soon. But while their state rivals were busy with Cliff Lee on Tuesday, at least Pittsburgh jumped into the shallow end of the free-agent pool.
"We know there's no reason to panic," outfielder Garrett Jones said, "because even the best teams have rough patches like this."
"We've got to get back to the attitude we had at the beginning of the season," outfielder Garrett Jones said.