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jokergreen Feb 27
                                         MILWAUKEE -- From winning a division title and a playoff series to making two All-Star teams, Jonathan Lucroy has enjoyed plenty of positive moments since debuting with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010. Dre Greenlaw Super Bowl Jersey .With Lucroy prominently mentioned in trade speculation, the 32,405 fans at Miller Park potentially provided one last memory when they gave him standing ovations before and after he flied out as a pinch hitter Sunday in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh.It was pretty cool, a lot of fun, said Lucroy, who turned down a trade to Cleveland over the weekend. I wish I would have gotten a knock there, but we won the game, so thats all that matters.The fans have been great to me here. I couldnt ask for a better environment to grow up in if something does happen. If nothing does happen, its going to be awkward the rest of the year. Well see what happens. Its out of your control at this point, he said.Lucroy nixed that swap to the AL Central-leading Indians. But other teams want the 30-year-old catcher before Mondays deal deadline and he has a limited no-trade clause.Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage visited the mound as Lucroy walked to the plate in the eighth inning. With the crowd chanting his name, Lucroy tipped his helmet to acknowledge the cheers.With two on and two outs, Lucroy flied out. He left the field to another standing ovation.I think it all worked out the way I wanted it to, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. I dont know what is going to happen, but I thought he deserved that.I thought the fans deserved that. It worked out right. It was a really good spot for it to happen. Im glad the fans acknowledged him. I know he appreciated it, he said.Keon Broxton and Chris Carter hit solo home runs as Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep.Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison exited with discomfort in his right leg after a hard collision with Broxton on a sacrifice bunt in the sixth.Matt Garza (2-4) gave up one earned run in five innings, ending his four-game losing streak. Jeremy Jeffress earned his fourth save in as many days and his 27th of the season in 28 chances.My stuff is coming back, Garza said. Ive been kind of playing catch up from Day One. It is all coming back -- arm strength, velocity, consistency and mechanical repeatability. Im pretty pumped.Francisco Liriano (6-11) allowed four runs in five innings.The Pirates have lost nine consecutive games at Miller Park and are 17-64 in Milwaukee since 2007.We come in here, what did we get, six runs? manager Clint Hurdle said. It has been one of the challenges weve had here different times, too many strikeouts. Too many soft outs throughout the series. They pitched better, we still had pitches to hit.Gregory Polancos second home run in as many days pulled Pittsburgh to within 2-1 in the third.STILL STREAKINGBrewers 2B Scooter Gennett extended his career-high hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the first. He is batting .368 (14 for 38) during the string.TRAINERS ROOMPirates: RHP Ryan Vogelsong, who has been out since May 24 with facial fractures, will come off the disabled list to start Thursday in Atlanta. Vogelsong went 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in four minor league rehab starts.Brewers: LF Ryan Braun was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Sunday with right side tightness. Counsell said he hopes Braun will be able to play Monday in San Diego.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (6-6, 2.78 ERA) will try to build upon his first professional complete game when he starts against Atlanta on Tuesday. Cole allowed one run over nine innings in a 10-1 win over Seattle on July 27.Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-9, 3.42) will pitch the series opener in San Diego. Just two of the eight runs scored against Nelson in a loss to Arizona on July 27 were earned. Jason Verrett Super Bowl Jersey . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Patrick Willis Super Bowl Jersey . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. https://www.49ersrookiestore.com/49ers-Kyle-Juszczyk-Jersey/ . -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. Sydney small forward Ben McGlynn has announced his AFL retirement, five days after his last grand final disappointment.While Swans coach John Longmire praised him for his leadership and commitment, McGlynns 171-game career was marred by rotten luck.He missed out on Hawthorns 2008 premiership because of injury and then moved to Sydney in 2010.A torn hamstring in the first week of the finals meant he also missed out on the Swans 2012 premiership.McGlynn, 31, played in Sydneys losing 2014 grand final side.He was one of the Swans best in the preliminary final win over Geelong late last month, but had minimal impact in the grand final loss to the Western Bulldogs.Despite his relatively short stature (172cm), Ben had a big influence on the team both on and off the field, Longmire said in a club statement.The way he played his football gave the team real energy. He was hard; he was committed; he really valued the things we value as a team and he did them really well. Kendrick Bourne Super Bowl Jersey. When Ben McGlynn was firing the team was a much better team, because he was able to make those around him better.McGlynn told teammates before Thursday nights club best and fairest function that he had decided not to keep playing.He thanked the Swans and Hawks, adding family had been the biggest inspiration in his career.Im especially going to miss running out and competing each weekend because thats what Ive always loved doing, he said.But Ive still got a lot of passion for the game and would love to stay involved in the industry.McGlynn played 44 games for the Hawks from 2006-10 and had a career total of 171. ' ' ' 
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