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    PHILADELPHIA -- Chad Kuhls fan club brought the noise. Yoan Moncada Jersey .Andrew McCutchen hit two solo homers, Kuhl pitched six effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 Thursday night.Jordy Mercer hit a three-run homer and John Jaso and Sean Rodriguez also went deep to help the Pirates split a four-game series.Kuhl (4-3) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out five. He retired the first 12 batters before Tommy Joseph lined a double to right-center in the fifth.The righty grew up in nearby Delaware and more than 100 of his family, friends and acquaintances turned out to show their support. Many of them sat behind Pittsburghs dugout.It was loud, Kuhl said.Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was amused to see so much enthusiasm on the road.Now we know what it sounded like when Chad played Little League, Hurdle said. It was very entertaining. They were cheering every pitch. It was fun.Kuhl hid his emotions well.I was definitely amped up, seeing people I hadnt seen since I was maybe 12 years old, he said. I was nervous. I tried to block it out.Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff (10-14) gave up six runs -- three earned -- and five hits (four homers) in 6 2/3 innings.I feel like I let the guys down in here, he said. These guys are fighting. I have to live with that. Thats the most frustrating thing.Jaso led off the game with his sixth homer. McCutchen drove one out to center in the fourth. Rodriguez connected in the fifth to make it 3-0.Mercers shot increased the Pirates lead to 6-2 in the seventh. McCutchen hit his 23rd homer off Frank Herrmann in the eighth.BUSTING OUTThe Pirates had seven hits and eight runs in the ninth to put the game way out of reach.BARRYS NEXTMcCutchen has 174 career homers with the Pirates. He trails Barry Bonds by two for fourth place on Pittsburghs all-time home run list.MINOR SHAKEUPDusty Wathan, who led Double-A Reading to the best record in the Eastern League this season and a second consecutive Eastern Division championship, will manage Philadelphias Triple-A affiliate, Lehigh Valley, in 2017. Wathan replaces Dave Brundage.PROPER GOODBYEPhillies manager Pete Mackanin plans to start Ryan Howard all three games of the season-ending home series vs. the Mets on Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The 2006 NL MVP is the last player remaining from Philadelphias 2008 World Series championship team. The Phillies will exercise a $10 million buyout after the season ends, so Howard is down to his final games in red pinstripes.HEY A.J.Former Pirates and Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett drove from Maryland to Philadelphia to see two of his former teams. He watched the Pirates take batting practice on the field and chatted with many of his old teammates.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-5, 4.66 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series at Cincinnati. RHP Robert Stephenson (2-1, 4.43) goes for the Reds.Phillies: LHP Adam Morgan (2-10, 5.73) takes the mound in the start of a three-game series vs. Miami. RHP Tom Koehler (9-11, 3.97) pitches for the Marlins. Chicago White Sox Jerseys . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. Custom Chicago White Sox Jerseys . The Australian is competing in his final season in Formula One and still looking for his first win this year. He will look to end Vettels run of six straight race wins on Sunday. Webber, who is fifth in the championship, earned his second pole from the past three races and 13th of his career. http://www.whitesoxteamshop.com/White-Sox-Adam-Engel-Kids-Jersey/. Pert has formerly spent time as an assistant coach with Cardiff City, Coventry City, and Bahrain mens national team. "Martyn is a highly-respected coach with experience at the top levels in England," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. GLASGOW, Scotland -- Manchester City came from behind three times to draw 3-3 at Celtic in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday that ended the English teams 100 percent start to the season under new coach Pep Guardiola.Citys winning run to open the campaign stopped at 10 games in all competitions -- one short of matching the English record -- in a Group C match littered with poor defending by both teams at Parkhead.Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling scored equalizers for City in an action-packed first half after Celtic went ahead twice through Moussa Dembele, in the third minute, and Sterlings own goal in the 20th.Dembele restored Celtics lead barely a minute into the second half after Aleksandar Kolarovs defensive error, only for Nolito to equalize for City in the 55th.City had previously won six matches in the Premier League, three in the Champions League between the group stage and qualifying, and one in the English League Cup with a series of free-scoring displays. That put the team within sight of Tottenhams 11 straight wins to start the season in the 1960-61 campaign.Its OK, its one point, we didnt lose, said Guardiola, whose team faces former club Barcelona in back-to-back matches next.I am pretty sure the players didnt think they were going to win every game this season. It is impossible. Not even the best team in the world (could do that).City went behind for the first time under Guardiola and also conceded more than once for the first time under the Spaniard.Celtic -- thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona in its first group game -- pressed high and forced errors in possession from City, whose defense was shambolic at times without rested John Stones and injured captain Vincent Kompany.Every time we went forward, we looked like we could score, Celtic manager Breendan Rodgers said. Robin Ventura Jersey. The first example came inside three minutes. James Forrest was left unmarked at the far post from a diagonal free kick and his volleyed cross was glanced goalward by Erik Sviatchenko, with the ball deflecting off Dembele into the net.Fernandinho equalized in the 12th minute when a wayward shot from Kolarov fell into the path of the midfielder, who controlled and dribbled a left-footed shot into the corner.Back came Celtic. Kieran Tierney broke forward down the left and his cross took a deflection off a sliding Sterling and ricocheted into the net at Claudio Bravos near post.Sterling made immediate amends after Celtic lost possession in central midfield. David Silva played a slide-rule pass behind the defense to Sterling, who turned back inside a defender and slipped a low shot past goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 28th.Celtics third goal also came from a City error, this time by Kolarov, who completely missed the ball as he attempted a clearance from a left-wing cross. Dembele reacted by hooking a shot over his shoulder and into the bottom corner.Still the hosts couldnt keep the lead. Silva played in Sergio Aguero, his shot was parried out by Gordon and Nolito scored from the rebound.After that, it was all City, with Fernandinho shooting just over and Ilkay Gundogan having a deflected shot saved in the final minutes.Im happy with the reaction from the players, Guardiola said. Its not easy to score three goals away. I dont know how many chances they had after the third goal. 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