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Pirates' Snell to start first game back from break

| Friday, July 6, 2007

Ian Snell will start the first game after the All-Star break, on July 13 in Atlanta. Tom Gorzelanny will start the following game. Manager Jim Tracy did not indicate Thursday whether he would tweak the rotation beyond that.

• Gorzelanny's first start after the break likely would have been pushed back a day or two even if he had made the All-Star team. However, Gorzelanny finished fourth in online voting for the final roster spot.

• After getting Wednesday off to rest his slumping bat, Jason Bay was in the sixth spot in the lineup yesterday. Tracy will play it day-to-day before moving Bay back up in the order.

"A lot depends upon him and also what's going on (with the guys) above him," Tracy said. "It might make sense to give him a few days and let him relax down there (at No. 6)."

• Marty McLeary cleared waivers and rejoined Triple-A Indianapolis. McLeary was designated for assignment and removed from the 40-man roster last Saturday when Matt Kata was called up.

• Wednesday, the Class AA Altoona Curve were no-hit for the first time. Trenton right-hander Brett Smith gave up five walks in the game, which was called after 4 1/2 innings because of rain.


Digits

2:28 - Time, in hours and minutes, of the rain delay before yesterday's Brewers-Pirates game.

2:23 - Time of the game.

40-19 - The Pirates' record at home against the Brewers since PNC Park opened in 2001.

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