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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

X-factors

Pirates beat reporter Rob Biertempfel's inside look at Tuesday's game:

• Jesse Hahn, 24, was called up from Double-A San Antonio, where he went 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 10 games (seven starts). In 32 23 innings, he got 28 strikeouts and walked 11 batters. His best weapon is his fastball, which touches 100 mph. A sixth-round pick by the Rays in 2010, Hahn had not pitched above the Class A level until this year. He was ranked the Padres' 17th-best prospect at the start of the season.

• Chase Headley went deep in the fifth inning Sunday vs. the White Sox, giving him 85 home runs in his career. Headley is tied with Johnny Frederick of the Brooklyn Dodgers (1929-34) for most homers by a Colorado native. Headley was born in Fountain, Col. Frederick was from Denver. Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier is the all-time home run leader from New Hampshire. Plantier, from Manchester, N.H., hit 91 long balls in his career.

The Buzz

With a HR and two doubles Sunday, Andrew McCutchen became only the third player to get three extra-base hits off Dodgers RHP Zack Grienke. The other two — the D'backs' Shawn Green (two HRs, double on June 10, 2005) and the Blue Jays' Marco Scutaro (three doubles on June 5, 2009) — did it while Grienke was pitching for the Royals.

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