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Bucs Come Through in Extras After Bullpen Blows it

Bucs Come Through in Extras After Bullpen Blows it

Hey, it is four straight wins. So, not much to complain about. But, here goes...
With Matt Capps unavailable due to much recent use (as reported by Dejan Kovacevic in his pre-game notes), Sean Burnett was called on to protect a one run lead in the 9th. It didn't happen. Burnett stranded a runner at third in the 8th and then allowed a one run triple to Nick Johnson in the 9th. Johnson would score on a wild pitch two batters later. Tie game. On we go.
The Bucs offense made quick work of Joe Beimel in extras. Adam LaRoche delivered a two run double with two gone to put the Pirates up. Tom Gorzelanny, who had releived Burnett to get the last out in the 9th, worked a scoreless 10th to get the win.
The Good
Gorzo's first win since...6/24/08
Brandon Moss had his second three RBI game of his career. He drove in the final run with a single and had a two run double that capped a three run first.
Andy LaRoche belted a two run homer in the third that pushed the Pirates lead to 5-0.
The Bad
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