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* Yankees righthander Kevin Brown had the pins removed from his broken left hand, and will throw a bullpen session today.

* Craig Wilson struck out twice, raising his total to 160, three short of the Pirates' season record set by Donn Clendenon in 1968.

* Despite yesterday's loss to Texas, Oakland still won the season series for the third straight year, 11-9.

* The Cubs' Greg Maddux retired 11 consecutive batters before Jack Wilson's leadoff single in the sixth for the Pirates. Maddux allowed seven hits in six innings.

* Cleveland manager Eric Wedge was ejected in the eighth inning against Minnesota for arguing with first base umpire Tim Timmons.

* Ryan Freel needs five stolen bases to become the first Reds player with 40 steals since Deion Sanders had 56 in 1997.

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