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The Pirates win their 81st game with 24 to spare.

The Tuesday Takeaway
It finally happened. For the first time since 1992, when this writer was two years old, the Pirates have won 81 games in a season, clinching at least a .500 winning percentage and setting their sights on a whole lot more.

Andrew McCutchen got the Bucs going with a solo home run off of Yovani Gallardo in the opening frame, but the Brewers countered with a pair of tallies against Gerrit Cole in the last of the first. McCutchen then teamed up with newcomers Justin Morneau and Marlon Byrd to draw the Pirates even in the top of the third. Three straight singles knotted the score at 2-2.


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January 25, 2013 12:00 am

Skewed Left: Ruben Amaro and the Rabbis

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Zachary Levine

Ruben Amaro said he consulted some rabbis before signing Delmon Young. Here's one way that conversation might have unfolded.

Ruben Amaro said he did a lot of background on Delmon Young, including speaking w Anti Defamation Lg in Phila and rabbi friends.

— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) January 22, 2013

(A small conference room in the executive wing of Citizens Bank Park, January 21, 2013. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has gathered Rabbi David Gross of Philadelphia, Rabbi Michael Rothman of Cherry Hill, and Rabbi Morty Gittelman of Elkins Park.)

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May 17, 2012 3:00 am

The Process: Fixing the Phillies

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Bradley Ankrom

Are the Phillies doomed to enter a lengthy period of losing, or can they make a quick return to the top by selling their expiring assets now?

As Ben Lindbergh noted in April, the Phillies have maintained one of baseball’s oldest rosters in recent years, and 2012 has proven to be more of the same. The only everyday players on the roster born in the 1980s are Freddy Galvis, Hunter Pence, and Shane Victorino, and Galvis wouldn’t be playing regularly if 33-year-old second baseman Chase Utley were healthy.

Percentage of Plate Appearances by Age Group

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