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    JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

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    The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

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    Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

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    We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
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    Wednesday, August 28th (All times Eastern)

    Milwaukee Brewers (58-73) at Pittsburgh Pirates (76-55), 7:05 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Tom Gorzelanny (3-5, 3.60) Pittsburgh - Charlie Morton (5-3, 3.42)

    (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Pirates hope that adding a pair of veteran bats can help them avoid a fourth straight loss on Wednesday night when they resume a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Aiming for their first winning season and playoff berth since 1992, the Pirates sent a minor leaguer Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later to the New York Mets on Tuesday for outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck. The two did not make it to Pittsburgh in time for last night's game, but are expected to be in uniform tonight.

    Byrd hit .285 with 21 homers and 71 RBI in 117 games with the Mets, including a .311 average since the All-Star break. Byrd, who turns 36 on Friday, will help fill the void left by outfielder Starling Marte, who is out for at least the next few weeks with a right hand injury.

    Buck, meanwhile, will offer veteran backup experience to starter Russell Martin behind the plate.

    "We were looking to add to our offense, and at the Trade Deadline were disappointed that we weren't able to," said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington on Pittsburgh's website. "Byrd helps our offense right now. And it was important to have three catchers we feel very good about."

    The Pirates skid continued with Tuesday night's 7-6 loss to the Brewers. It dropped Pittsburgh 1 1/2 games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central.

    Pedro Alvarez hit a solo homer among his four hits and Neil Walker added a three-run homer in defeat. Andrew McCutchen doubled in the bottom of the ninth with one out and Alvarez drew a walk, but Milwaukee's Jim Henderson recovered, getting Martin to fly out and Gaby Sanchez to ground out, ending the game.

    "It isn't over until that last pitch is thrown," Alvarez said.

    Aramis Ramirez had four hits and hit the 350th homer of his career. Jonathan Lucroy had three hits and Caleb Gindl drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

    "That changeup (Ramirez) hit for a homer...that's a long ways out there," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He killed it."

    Milwaukee snapped a five-game slide to the Pirates and won for just the second time in eight games this year at Pittsburgh.

    Starter Charlie Morton will try to get the Pirates back on track and is 2-0 with a 2.28 earned run average over his last four outings. He is coming off a 3-1 triumph over the San Francisco Giants on Friday, allowing a run on seven hits and a walk in 7 2/3 innings.

    The 29-year-old righty is 5-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 13 starts this year and will try to beat the Brewers for the first time in his career. Morton is 0-4 with a 6.25 ERA in seven previous encounters.

    The Brewers turn to a former Buc in Tom Gorzelanny, who is 3-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 41 appearances this season, nine of those starts. The lefty has gone 2-4 with a 4.81 ERA in eight starts since joining the rotation on July 7.

    Gorzelanny is coming off a rough 5-3 loss to St. Louis last Wednesday. He was charged with seven runs, 10 hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings.

    "He didn't command the ball early," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "When you don't hit your spots, they're gonna put a good swing on it."

    The 30-year-old was a second-round pick by the Pirates in 2003 and spent his first five-plus seasons with the club before getting dealt to the Chicago Cubs on July 30, 2009.

    Gorzelanny is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in nine meetings with his former club, including five starts.

    08/28 11:00:30 ET

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Out and About
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      • Drier and hotter in Tampa Bay

        Drier and hotter in Tampa Bay

        Friday, April 24 2015 2:57 PM EDT2015-04-24 18:57:44 GMT
        A gorgeous Friday evening is in store for the Tampa Bay area with warm temps and just some lingering cloud cover. There is just a slim 10% chance of a small shower developing east of I-75.
        A gorgeous Friday evening is in store for the Tampa Bay area with warm temps and just some lingering cloud cover. There is just a slim 10% chance of a small shower developing east of I-75.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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