Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4, scored two runs and stole a pair of bases and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-3, in the opener of a four-game set.
Diamondbacks top Brewers

Diamondbacks top Brewers

The Arizona Diamondbacks plated three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to top the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-5, in spring training action.

MLB: Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 5

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Sean Halton bashed a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth Sunday, completing a late rally that carried the Milwaukee Brewers over Cincinnati 6-5.

MLB: Washington 9, Baltimore 3

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Adam LaRoche bashed a pair of homers and drove in four runs Tuesday, powering the Washington Nationals over Baltimore 9-3 in an interleague game.

MLB: San Francisco 8, Washington 0

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 (UPI) -- Brandon Belt went 4-for-4 with a solo homer and Ryan Vogelsong earned a win but was injured Monday in San Francisco's 8-0 rout of Washington.

MLB: Arizona 11, Houston 3

HOUSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Zach Duke tossed seven shutout innings and homered in his first start of the year Saturday, powering the Arizona Diamondbacks over Houston 11-3.

MLB: Pittsburgh 6, Houston 4

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez socked a go-ahead, three-run homer in the third Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to defeat Houston 6-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, May 18 (UPI) -- Zach Duke tossed six innings of one-run ball and Garrett Jones delivered a tie-breaking RBI single Tuesday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Pittsburgh 11, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

PITTSBURGH, April 5 (UPI) -- Garrett Jones had two home runs Monday, Ryan Doumit produced a three-run shot and Pittsburgh rolled over the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5.

MLB: Cincinnati 10, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen had three hits, three RBI and two runs scored Tuesday to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 9, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Kosuke Fukudome and Geovany Soto each had two-run doubles in Chicago's seven-run first inning Tuesday when the Cubs beat Pittsburgh 9-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 11, Colorado 4

PITTSBURGH, May 17 (UPI) -- Nate McLouth posted four RBI for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who erupted for 10 runs in the seventh inning Sunday to crush the Colorado Rockies 11-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 10, San Diego 1

SAN DIEGO, April 26 (UPI) -- Zach Duke came within two outs of a complete game Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates recorded a 10-1 rout of the San Diego Padres.
MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Houston 0

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Houston 0

PITTSBURGH, April 13 (UPI) -- Zach Duke had a four-hit shutout Monday to pitch the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 0

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Zach Duke produced an unexpected complete game Friday in leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-0 blanking of San Francisco.
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Zach Duke
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Zach Duke starts the game between the Pirates and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego on September 23, 2006. The Padres beat the Pirates 2 to 1 and Duke was the losing pitcher. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

Zachary Thomas Duke (born April 19, 1983 in Clifton, Texas) is an All-Star starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duke bats and throws left-handed.

Duke was drafted directly out of Midway High School in Waco, Texas, in the 20th round of the 2001 draft, and began his career the following year with the Pirates' rookie level Gulf Coast League team. He spent 2003 with the low-A Hickory Crawdads.

In 2004, Duke led all minor league pitchers with a 1.46 earned run average (24 earned runs in 148.1 innings pitched). He posted a 15-6 record in 26 combined starts between Class-A Lynchburg and Double-A Altoona, and his 15 wins tied for third-most among all minor league pitchers.

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