MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Houston 3

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Correia made his return to the rotation an impressive one Wednesday by giving up four hits in six innings and bringing Pittsburgh a 6-3 win over Houston.

MLB: Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 3

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez both hit two-run homers Friday and Milwaukee took advantage of Pittsburgh's pitching problems to down the Pirates 9-3.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Jeff Karstens threw seven scoreless innings and Michael McKenry triggered a big fifth inning with an RBI double Saturday in Pittsburgh's 4-0 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino clouted his first home run as a Dodger Monday -- a go-ahead, two-run shot that lifted Los Angeles to a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Garrett Jones' two-run, pinch-hit single in the eighth broke open a close game Wednesday and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to best the Chicago Cubs 8-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Miami 0

PITTSBURGH, July 22 (UPI) -- Jeff Karstens and a pair relievers teamed up on a five-hit shutout Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates stayed hot with a 3-0 triumph over Miami.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Houston 0

PITTSBURGH, July 5 (UPI) -- Jeff Karstens, in his third start since returning from a shoulder injury, threw eight shutout innings Thursday in sending Pittsburgh to a 2-0 win over Houston.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, June 30 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez smacked a first-inning grand slam Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to a 7-3 victory over St. Louis.

MLB: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 3

PHILADELPHIA, June 25 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins belted a two-run homer Monday and Philadelphia used a pair of Pittsburgh errors to mount a big first inning in the Phillies' 8-3 win.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Pittsburgh 2

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Two-out, RBI singles by James Loney and Juan Uribe in the first staked Los Angeles to an early lead Thursday and the Dodgers held on to defeat Pittsburgh 3-2.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 1 (10 in.)

PITTSBURGH, April 7 (UPI) -- Rod Barajas belted a lead-off double in the 10th inning and later scored the winning run in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2-1 decision over Philadelphia Saturday.
Pirates keep starter Karstens on staff

Pirates keep starter Karstens on staff

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Right-handed starter Jeff Karstens has agreed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, eliminating the need for arbitration, the team said Tuesday.

MLB: Arizona 1, Pittsburgh 0

PHOENIX, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ian Kennedy became the National League's first 20-game winner Monday, fanning 12 Pirates in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 1-0 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, July 20 (UPI) -- Johnny Cueto and four Cincinnati relievers combined on a five-hitter Wednesday and the Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Houston 0

HOUSTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Jeff Karstens threw the second shutout of his six-year career Friday, carrying the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 decision over Houston.
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Jeff Karstens
New York Yankees Jeff karstens lays on the ground after getting hit by a ball from the bat of Boston Red Sox Julio Lugo in the first inning at Yankees Stadium in New York City on April 28, 2007. The New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in game two of a three game series. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .

Jeffrey ("River Wizard") Wayne Karstens (born September 24, 1982, in San Diego, California) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Karstens attended Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley, California. In his senior season, he was the team's Most Valuable Player, a First-Team All-Conference Honors selection, and a Second-Team All-San Diego selection. In his senior year, he posted an 8-2 record with a 2.99 ERA. After high school, Karstens attended Grossmont College and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he played for the Red Raiders.

Karstens was drafted in the 19th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees. He played the 2005 season with the Yankees' Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder, posting a 12-11 record with a 4.15 ERA and 147 strikeouts. He led his team in wins with 12 (3rd most in the league), in Games started with 27 (2nd in the league), and in innings pitched with 169 (4th in the league).

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