He played 134 games at third base in 2009

PHOENIX – The offence finally had a good night. Nike Air Max 2012 Schuhe Damen Schwarz Rosa . So did the bullpen. That combination for the Pirates was enough to overcome the early departure of starter Wandy Rodriguez as Pittsburgh snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Monday. Andrew McCutchen and Travis Snider each had two RBIs and Garrett Jones homered for the Pirates, who had managed just eight runs in their first six games. McCutchen doubled in a run in a three-run first inning and broke a 3-all tie with his sacrifice fly after Starling Martes leadoff triple in the fifth. “Its good, man,” McCutchen said. “Were a ballclub thats capable of doing that. Once we get going, well get going. We got on the board early, we fizzled out a little bit, then we got an extra run. Were still capable of doing more, but this is a good start.” Marte, who was 2 for 4 with two runs, and McCutchen make for an exciting pair, manager Clint Hurdle said. “Theyre fun to watch at the plate,” he said, “and theyre fun to watch on the bases.” Jeanmar Gomez (1-0) got the victory in relief of Rodriguez, who left after 2 1-3 innings because of tightness in his left hamstring. Trevor Cahill (0-2) allowed four runs and four hits in five innings for the Diamondbacks, who had won four in a row and were coming off a three-game sweep at Milwaukee. “He didnt throw the ball where he wanted to at all,” Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. “He walked a couple of guys, he hit a guy, he was behind. The triple that Marte got was a 2-0 pitch. He didnt throw the ball good at all, not hitting his location, so they got on us. We cant score five runs every night.” Alfredo Marte drove in a run for Arizona with his first major league hit. Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save. Arizonas Paul Goldschmidt had a sacrifice fly, giving him an RBI in a career-best five straight games, but the Diamondbacks didnt get a hit in the last five innings. Justin Wilson threw three innings of hitless relief before Mark Melancon and Grilli closed it out. Wilson was the most impressive. “Prado-Hill-Goldschmidt, thats a litmus test for any left-hander,” Hurdle said. “Thats the most velocity Ive seen him have and his breaking ball was good. Hes going 98 (mph), 79 (mph), and throwing strikes. Not a single three-ball count.” The Pirates, who hadnt won since opening day, got to Cahill in a hurry. Starling Marte opened the game with a single, then scored when McCutchen doubled down the left-field line. With two outs, Cahill walked Russell Martin and Pedro Alvarez to load the bases, and Snider followed with a two-run single. Arizona got one back when Goldschmidt doubled to deep left and scored on Wil Nieves two-out single. Two unearned runs for the Diamondbacks tied it at 3 in the third. Gerardo Parra reached on an error by Alvarez at third base for running in front of shortstop Clint Barmes, impeding his ability to field the ball. Thats when Pirates trainers rushed to the mound and, after trying to stretch and throwing a practice pitch, Rodriguez left the game and Gomez came in. Rodriguez said he felt the hamstring tighten up on his next-to-last pitch to Parra. “The next pitch I threw was a breaking ball and I felt it,” Rodriguez said. “I told my trainer and the manager that I want to go out because I wanted to protect my next start.” Rodriguez said its too soon to say whether he will be able to take his next scheduled turn. Martin Prado singled and Aaron Hill walked to load the bases for Goldschmidt, who narrowly missed a grand slam on a deep drive to left for a sacrifice fly. With two outs, Alfredo Marte drove in the tying run with a single. The Pirates, who entered with a .119 batting average in their first six games, went back up 4-3 in the fifth when Starling Marte tripled into the left-field corner and scored on McCutchens sacrifice fly. Jones solo home run to right on a 2-2 pitch from Josh Collmenter in the eighth made it 5-3. Pittsburgh batters struck out 12 times. NOTES: With a storm front moving through the area, the roof at Chase Field was closed. … Alfredo Martes hit came in his seventh at-bat. … In the second game of the series Tuesday night, the Pirates send RHP James McDonald (0-1) to the mound against RHP Brandon McCarthy (0-0). … Pittsburgh had not scored more than three runs in any of its first six games and managed just two runs total while being swept by the Dodgers in Los Angeles last weekend. … Arizona LHP Matt Reynolds has allowed one hit in five scoreless innings this season. … The Pirates homered for the second straight game after hitting none in their first five. 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Jim OBrien scored 7:54 into overtime Saturday as Binghamton beat the Houston Aeros 2-1 to even the Calder Cup at a game apiece.DALLAS — Michael Young had an easy decision from a baseball perspective. After spending the first 12 seasons of his career with the Texas Rangers, it was stay with the only team ever played with in the majors as a part-timer without a set position, or the seven-time All-Star could go to Philadelphia to be the everyday third baseman for another playoff-contending team. “Baseball was easy. I wanted to go. … It was a great opportunity in Philadelphia,” Young said Monday. “I was very pleased with the role outlined for me. I was ready, ready for a different challenge. I like the fact that its something new for me at this point. Im ready to kind of see what thats like.” Speaking publicly for the first time since waiving his no-trade clause last week and the deal getting finalized a day earlier, the 36-year-old Young said goodbye to Rangers fans and talked about how he would miss his teammates in Texas. Young spent the past two seasons as a designated hitter while playing all four infield positions. He was originally a second baseman in Texas, moved to shortstop after Alex Rodriguez was traded before spring training in 2004 and switched to third base when the team promoted Elvis Andrus from the minor leagues five years later. He took on the utility role after third baseman Adrian Beltre joined the Rangers. When the Rangers approached Youngs agent weeks before the winter meetings, they said that Young would get maybe 300 at-bats next season. He was initially told that he would get a chance to earn more at-bats, and welcomed having to compete for more playing time. But it quickly became more apparent to him that probably wouldnt happen. “At that point, the Phillies deal started making more and more sense,” said Young, who had 611 at-bats or more in nine of the last 10 seasons. Young said he had spoken to his Rangers teammates and coaches since the trade, but had no conversations with front-office personnel. “Theres no relationship there, but thats fine with me,” Young said. “My relationsship is with the guys in uniform and what theyve meant to me. Nike Air Max 180 Schuhe Herren Schwarz Lila. quot; Young, with one season left on an $80 million, five-year contract, has played all 1,823 of his major league games for Texas and is the franchise leader in games played and hits, and several other offensive categories. He is a .301 career hitter. He once was hopeful of being one of the players to spend his full career with one team, but realized that might not happen. The trade possibility was presented to Young on Wednesday night. After talking things over with his wife the next day, and how the change would affect them and their three sons born in Texas, Young told his agent Friday that he would accept the trade to Philadelphia. Describing the Phillies as a championship-calibre team, Young said he already feels comfortable with a group of new teammates that include Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Laynce Nix and Roy Halladay. Lee was with the Rangers for the second half of the 2010 season when they went to their first of consecutive World Series and Nix is a former Texas outfielder. Last season, Young started 71 games at DH, 40 at first base, 14 at second base, 25 at third and four at shortstop. He played 134 games at third base in 2009, and 157 games in 2010. Young looks forward to being able to concentrate again on one position, and “just pour everything I have into third.” He was a five-time All-Star shortstop, an All-Star third baseman in 2009 and got another nod in 2011 in his utility role. “Switching around the field is tough, it is really hard,” Young said. “Its just really tough to stay in a rhythm when youre doing different things on defence. … Id be with Adrian Beltre, the best defensive third baseman I have ever seen. In spring training, hed be taking groundball after groundball after groundball. Id be right there with him, and then Id go pick up my second base glove and go over there. So I missed out on countless reps. Doing an equal amount of work, but at different spots.” ‘ ‘ ‘

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