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Jeff Karstens pitched into the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates took a 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park.Karstens (5-3) gave up seven hits and struck out four, but left in the eighth inning with a groin injury after giving up a pair of singles to start the frame."He had some great location and command with his pitches tonight," said Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle about Karstens. "He was able to keep most of them in check before leaving and I don't have any update on the injury."Jose Tabata, Travis Snider, Michael McKenry and Karstens each drove in a run for the playoff-contending Pirates, who snapped a four-game losing streak.Shaun Marcum (5-4) pitched for the first time in over two months and gave up four unearned runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts over five innings for the Brewers, who had a four-game winning streak stopped. Aramis Ramirez had three of Milwaukee's nine hits."I got a little tired there in the fifth inning, but other than that I fel...

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  1. Pirates starter Karstens leaves with groin injury

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens left Saturday's start against the Milwaukee Brewers with a groin injury.After giving up consecutive singles to start the eig...

  2. Bucs, Cubs play rubber match at Wrigley

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  3. Karstens hopes to recreate some Arizona magic

    Jeff Karstens has some fond memories of Arizona's Chase Field. He may be able to recreate some of those good times if he can shake off some first-inning problems.Kar...

  4. Pirates place Karstens on DL, recall Lincoln

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  5. McKenry, Marte homer to back Karstens as Pirates pull away to beat Cubs 8-4

    Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start by Jeff Karstens, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday.Garrett Jones a...

  6. Pirates, Karstens agree to one-year deal

    The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a one-year deal with pitcher Jeff Karstens , thus avoiding arbitration.Karstens finished 2011 with a 9-9 record and a 3.38 earned ru...

  7. Piratas 9, Gigantes 2; McCutchen y Karstens guían triunfo

    Andrew McCutchen conectó un jonrón de dos vueltas, Jeff Karstens se recuperó de su peor apertura en la temporada y los Piratas de Pittsburgh ganaron su primera serie...

  8. 5-1. Karstens domina desde la lomita a los Astros

    El abridor Jeff Karstens trabajó poco más de siete episodios para superar al dominicano Wandy Rodríguez y llevó a los Piratas de Pittsburgh a una victoria por 5-1 so...

  9. 4-0. Karstens blanquea a los Astros y lleva al liderato a los Piratas

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  10. Surging Pirates blank Astros to cap 4-game sweep

    Jeff Karstens pitched eight shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 2-0 victory Thursday night.Karstens (...

  11. McCutchen, Karstens deliver for Bucs in series win

    The Pirates showed up in San Francisco mired in a 10-game losing streak with little going right. In two weeks, they'd fallen from first place to 10 games out.Winning...

  12. Pirates sweep floundering Marlins

    Jeff Karstens tossed seven scoreless innings on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 3-0 victory at PNC Park.Kar...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens was almost too efficient Wednesday in an 8-6 loss against a Toronto Blue Jays split squad.Karstens was barely challenged as ...

  2. Pirates bring back P Karstens

    Jeff Karstens will be returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2013 season, with the club announcing Thursday that it has reached agreement with the right-handed ...

  3. Karstens set to return for Pirates in opener with Phils

    Jeff Karstens will make his first start in over two months this evening as he gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a four-game series against th...

  4. Pirates' Karstens returns from DL

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated pitcher Jeff Karstens from the 15-day disabled list to start Monday's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.Karstens will...

  5. Pirates ride Karstens to 2-0 win over Astros

    Jeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday night.Karstens (2-2) struck out a ...

  6. Karstens goes for Bucs in Houston

    Jeff Karstens aims for his fourth straight win tonight, when the Pittsburgh Pirates visit Minute Maid Park for the second of four games with the host Houston Astros....

  7. Pirates P Karstens leaves early

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens left Friday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning with a right hip flexor strain.Karstens, who has battle...

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