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The Pirates won't acknowledge employing some sort of broad platoon, and they might not even keep it up. But so far, it's been unmistakable. For the second time in facing a strong left-hander, manager Clint Hurdle sent out right-handed batters Matt Hague to play first and Casey McGehee at third Tuesday in the 2-1 loss at Los Angeles. That had first baseman Garrett Jones and third baseman Pedro Alvarez on the bench.

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