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Game #137: Bucs Losing Streak Ends at 10

Game #137: Bucs Losing Streak Ends at 10

Great American Ball Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Aaron Harang | Box
It had to end sometime. And tonight it did. Ian Snell allowed just one earned run over six innings and four Pirate relievers combined to throw three no-hit innings to back a just-barely-there offense.
Brandon Moss had three hits, including a homer that was followed by a homer from Andy LaRoche to aid the offense. Adam LaRoche had a homer taken away by super-bust Corey Patterson.
Aaron Harang gave up all three Pirate runs for the loss. Matt Capps threw a perfect ninth for the save.
In the milestone department, Luis Cruz made his ML debut by starting at short and collected his first ML hit.

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