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Pirates claim victory against Marlins

Pirates claim victory against Marlins

Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez each knocked in two runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

Pirates beat Rays 6-5

Andrew McCutchen drove in a pair of runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates grabbed a 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the second of a three-game set.

Pirates rout Rays 8-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-1, to open a three-game series at Tropicana Field.

Pirates defeat Reds 4-3

Russell Martin drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 win over Cincinnati on Thursday.

Pittsburgh Pirates beat Milwaukee Brewers 11-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-2 in the opener of a four- game set.

Pittsburgh Pirates top the Chicago Cubs 7-6

The Pittsburgh Pirates top the Chicago Cubs, 7-6, in the opener of a three-game set at Wrigley Field.

MLB: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Michael Wacha allowed one hit over 7 1/3 innings Monday, helping St. Louis stave off playoffs elimination with a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday and Pittsburgh grabbed a 2-1 NLDS series lead with a 5-3 victory over St. Louis.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Gerrit Cole had a strong start and Pittsburgh scored in five innings Friday for a 7-1 win that evened the NL Division Series with St. Louis at a game each.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Russell Martin homered twice Tuesday to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates into the next round of the National League playoffs with a 6-2 win over Cincinnati.

MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 2

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett struck out 12 batters in seven solid innings Saturday, propelling the Pittsburgh Pirates over division rival Cincinnati 4-2.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday brought the Chicago Cubs from behind to a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven innings of one-run ball Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates grabbed first place with a 7-1 spanking of St. Louis.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 0

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano gave up two hits over eight innings Friday, sending Pittsburgh to a 5-0 win over St. Louis in the opener of a key weekend series.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5 (12 innings)

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Holliday singled in Matt Carpenter in the 12th inning Thursday, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 win over Pittsburgh.
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St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina (L) slides safely at home plate before the tag by Los Angeles Dodgers Russell Martin in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 28, 2009. Molina scored from second base on a single by pitcher Adam Wainwright. St. Louis won the game 10-0. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr (born February 15, 1983) is a Canadian Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Yankees.

Martin became the everyday catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately upon his Major League debut, and continued in that role for nearly 5 years. His offensive and defensive performance earned wide accolades during his first three years, but they diminished significantly in 2009 and 2010 and Martin spent the last two months of 2010 on the disabled list. After the Dodgers declined to raise his salary, he signed with the Yankees for less than the Dodgers had offered him and succeeded Jorge Posada as the Yankees' everyday catcher.

Martin was born in East York, Ontario (now part of the city of Toronto). He grew up in Chelsea, Quebec and lived in Paris, France from the age of 8-10. Martin has an African Canadian father, Russell Martin Sr., and a white, French Canadian mother, singer and actress, Suzanne Jeanson. His parents separated when he was only two years old. His father used to play saxophone in Montreal subway stations to help pay for his baseball training. Along with playing baseball in the Montreal neighborhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Martin played hockey for N.D.G Minor Hockey, where glimpses of his future all-star athleticism could be seen. He graduated from Polyvalente Édouard-Montpetit High School, which was the same high school attended by former teammate Éric Gagné. After graduating from high school, Martin took a junior college scholarship at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida.

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