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Topic - Lyle Overbay
Mark Teixeira is out for the season. Brian Cashman regrets his outburst. Alex Rodriguez has a heart-to-heart with owner Hal Steinbrenner.
Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday.
Nyjer Morgan is making a name _ or two _ for himself.
The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't wasting much time to see what their new acquisitions can do.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for a different outcome against Milwaukee this April.
Clint Hurdle smiled and accepted best wishes as if he was a politician. He had a pen in one hand, and waved with the other.
Sitting together at their lockers in the Pittsburgh clubhouse, Lyle Overbay and Matt Diaz stand out. They know it, too.
Capsules of American League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
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.
"(Marcum) didn't make any mistakes," said Pirates first baseman Lyle Overbay, Marcum's teammate in Toronto last season and the man who broke up his no-hitter with a fifth-inning single Wednesday.
"It will always come back to the way we're playing," Overbay said. "We want to give them something they can take hold of, and be proud of, and we really feel like we have the group that can go out and do that."