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MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 3

PITTSBURGH, June 9 (UPI) -- Zach Duke allowed two runs and five hits over six innings in helping the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory Monday over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

MLB: Pittsburgh 14, St. Louis 4

ST. LOUIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Luis Rivas knocked in four runs Saturday and led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 14-4 rout at St. Louis.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Chi. Cubs 5 (11 inn.)

PITTSBURGH, May 25 (UPI) -- Jason Bay singled home a run with two outs in the 11th inning Sunday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs.

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: Chi. Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 2

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- A fielder's choice groundout by Eric Patterson produced the eventual winning run Friday in the Chicago Cubs' 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 1

PITTSBURGH, April 13 (UPI) -- Tom Gorzelanny gave up a run and four hits Sunday in Pittsburgh's 9-1 romp past Cincinnati, completing a three-game sweep.

MLB: Pittsburgh 9, Florida 2

MIAMI, April 6 (UPI) -- Ian Snell gave up two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Sunday, holding Florida's offense in check while the Pittsburgh Pirates belted the Marlins 9-2.

MLB: Cleveland 12, Seattle 4 (Game 1)

SEATTLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Luis Rivas had a home run and a triple during an eight-run third inning Wednesday as Cleveland routed Seattle 12-4 in the opener of a doubleheader.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, MInnesota 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer Sunday as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-1. Aaron Rowand and Joe Crede each added one RBI for Chicago, which has won three in a row.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Detroit 3

DETROIT, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Luis Rivas hit a three-run homer and scored three runs Tuesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 9-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Kansas City 2 (12 inn)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 10 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins had to go 12 innings Sunday before edging the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, on an error off a broken-bat infield grounder.

MLB: Minnesota 11, Kansas City 8

MINNEAPOLIS, June 28 (UPI) -- Michael Ryan, Shannon Stewart and Luis Rivas singled in runs in the seventh Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Kansas City Royals, 11-8.

Twins activate Luis Rivas

MINNEAPOLIS, June 17 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Rivas was activated Friday off the 15-day disabled list.

MLB: Minnesota 5, Baltimore 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Johan Santana won his 11th straight start and 19th game of the season Sunday in a 5-1 Twins victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Minnesota 8, Texas 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Luis Rivas and Justin Morneau homered to lead Minnesota to an 8-5 conquest of Texas Wednesday night.
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Luis Rivas
Pittsburgh Pirates Jose Bautista (19) Ronny Paulino and Nate McLouth (13) greet Luis Rivas (R) at homeplate after Rivas hit a grandslam home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 31, 2008. Pittsburgh won the game 14-4. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Luis Wilfredo Rivas (born August 30, 1979 in La Guaira, Vargas State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball infielder in the Chicago Cubs organization. He played for the Minnesota Twins from 2000 to 2005, Cleveland Indians in 2007, and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008. He bats and throws right-handed.

Rivas is known to be a free-swinging hitter who will offer at almost any pitch often putting it in play. As a runner, he has good speed and is aggressive on the basepaths. Defensively, Rivas has soft hands, a great arm and good range. He turns the double play well, and also is competent going back on pop-ups.

From 2000–2004, Rivas posted a .262 batting average with 29 home runs and 165 RBI in 506 games. After the 2005 All-Star break, Minnesota optioned Rivas to Triple-A Rochester. Once thought of as the Twins second baseman of the future, Rivas has yet to develop into the type of consistent hitter needed. He was recalled, and then again sent back down on October 4 after the season had ended.

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