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MLB: Washington 3, Chicago 1

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond drove in two runs on a pair of hits Tuesday, sparking the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 decision over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Chicago Cubs 2

ATLANTA, April 7 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones put Atlanta in front with a two-run, eighth-inning homer Wednesday and the Braves held on to edge the Chicago Cubs 3-2.
Randy Johnson files for free agency at 46

Randy Johnson files for free agency at 46

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Forty-six-year-old left-hander Randy Johnson filed for free agency Monday, raising the number of baseball free agents to 174.

MLB: San Diego 4, Chicago Cubs 1

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Kyle Blanks hit a two-out, three-run homer to highlight a four-run ninth inning Monday and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1.

Pittsburgh acquires pitcher Kevin Hart

CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates continued their fire sale Thursday by trading southpaws Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs for three young prospects.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, San Francisco 0

PITTSBURGH, July 18 (UPI) -- Charlie Morton and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout Saturday, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Chicago White Sox 3

CHICAGO, May 24 (UPI) -- A home run by Jack Wilson and RBI single by Delwyn Young Sunday rallied the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 interleague win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Colorado 3, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, May 15 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe put Colorado in front with a ninth-inning homer Friday and the Rockies, shut out through eight frames, downed Pittsburgh 3-1.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 4

ST. LOUIS, April 6 (UPI) -- Jack Wilson hit a three-run double to highlight a four-run ninth inning Monday when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3

PITTSBURGH, July 9 (UPI) -- Nate McLouth hit a home run and a two-run single Tuesday, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Houston in a game delayed for more than three hours by rain.

MLB: Arizona 4, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, June 7 (UPI) -- Corey Snyder's leadoff solo home run in the top of the ninth Saturday boosted the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Chi. Cubs 3 (14 inn.)

PITTSBURGH, May 25 (UPI) -- Jason Bay's RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning Saturday boosted the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 5-4.
MLB: Pittsburgh 11, St. Louis 5

MLB: Pittsburgh 11, St. Louis 5

ST. LOUIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Jason Bay's three-run pinch homer in the top of the eighth inning Thursday keyed the Pittsburgh Pirates' 11-5 win at St. Louis.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 2

PITTSBURGH, May 9 (UPI) -- Freddie Sanchez singled with two out in the ninth Friday, driving in Brian Bixler from third to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Austin Kearns drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning Thursday, giving the Washington Nationals a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburg Pirates relief pitcher John Grabow slaps the hand of Ryan Doumit after the game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in New York City on August 11, 2008. The Pirates defeated the Mets 7-5. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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John William Grabow, nicknamed "Grabes" (born November 4, 1978, in Arcadia, California), is a Major League Baseball left-handed reliever for the Chicago Cubs.

Through 2009, he held opposing batters to a .218 batting average and a .293 slugging percentage when there were runners in scoring position. Also, from 2004–08, no lefty reliever in the National League made more appearances than Grabow. His 340 outings in that span ranked fourth in the majors.

Grabow grew up a Giants and Dodgers fan, playing first base and emulating Will Clark. He graduated from San Gabriel High School in California in 1997, where he pitched and was a 3-year letterman in baseball and named all-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation), as well as the league's MVP as a senior. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round of the 1997 amateur draft.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Grabow."
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