MLB: Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- James McDonald threw six shutout innings Friday and four Pittsburgh relievers preserved a 2-1 win over St. Louis in the opener of a critical series.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1

PITTSBURGH, June 23 (UPI) -- Brad Lincoln took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates used his strong start to post a 4-1 interleague win over Detroit.
MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Kansas City 2

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Kansas City 2

PITTSBURGH, June 10 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett won his fifth straight start Sunday, shutting down Kansas City on two runs over 7 1/3 innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 interleague victory.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Pittsburgh 2

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey struck out 11 batters over seven innings Tuesday and the New York Mets scored a pair of late runs to edge Pittsburgh 3-2.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 3

DETROIT, May 19 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen belted a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett turned in a strong start Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 4-3 interleague win over Detroit.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Houston 2

PITTSBURGH, May 12 (UPI) -- Charlie Morton held the Astros to one earned run over six innings and Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-4 Saturday in Pittsburgh's 5-2 win over Houston.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2

PITTSBURGH, May 5 (UPI) -- James McDonald held the Reds to one run over 6 1/3 innings and Neil Walker cracked a two-run homer Saturday in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over Cincinnati.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, April 29 (UPI) -- Eric Bedard earned his first victory as a Pirate Saturday, keeping Atlanta at bay for five innings in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Braves.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 0

PITTSBURGH, April 21 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett and four relievers combined on a five-hit shutout Saturday, propelling the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-0 whitewash of St. Louis.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Arizona 1

PHOENIX, April 18 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez smacked a game-tying solo homer in the seventh inning Wednesday and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to edge Arizona 2-1.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 4

PHOENIX, April 18 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen had four hits and drove in the go-ahead run Tuesday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-4 win over Arizona.

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.

MLB: Texas 7, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 26 (UPI) -- Michael Young drove in two runs and Andruw Jones hit a solo homer for the Texas Rangers Sunday in a 7-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Toronto 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 30 (UPI) -- John Buck's three hits and five RBI Thursday led the Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Kansas City 6, New York Yankees 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12 (UPI) -- Kansas City's John Buck drove in half of the Royals' runs Sunday in a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees.
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Juan Cruz
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Juan Cruz fouls off against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver July 9, 2006. Cruz did not earn a decision in the Diamondbacks 8-5 win over the Rockies. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Juan Carlos Cruz (born October 15, 1978 in Bonao, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cruz attended Janaco Bonao High School in Bonao.

Cruz was signed for the Chicago Cubs by scout Jose Serra. He began his pro career with the Cubs' Rookie Level team, the Mesa Cubs, where he went 2-4 with a 6.10 earned run average and 36 strikeouts in only 41.1 innings pitched. Cruz went 5-6 with a 5.94 for Chicago's Single-A affiliate, the Eugene Emeralds, in 1999.

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