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The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-11 so far this year in Interleague play against the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox, the Texas Rangers, the Cleveland Indians, and the Oakland As. The only bright spot was the 2-1 series against the comparably bad Cleveland Indians. Even if they split the next two games with the As (which is expecting a lot), they would be 3-12 against the American League. Worse, Neil Walker was injured in yesterday's game. The Pirates played three American League Central Teams, plus the substitutions of the Texas Rangers (a central team geographically if not league-wise) for the weaker Kansas City Royals, and the As for the Minnesota Twins. Playing the western division leaders (Rangers) clearly didn't help the Pirates, who might have taken a game or two from the Royals. ...

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