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Bucs Fail to Hit with Runners on, Cards Prevail

Bucs Fail to Hit with Runners on, Cards Prevail

The Pirates had Mitchell Boggs on the ropes throughout his 4-1/3 innings of work. Despite giving up 9 hits and 2 BB, he allowed just one run as the Pirates stranded runner after runner, hit into double plays and had a runner gunned down at third.
Colby Rasmus hit a two run homer in the second off of Jeff Karstens. Albert Pujols later drove home two with a single.
Trever Miller relieved Boggs with one out and the bases juiced and got out of the jam without a dent or scratch to earn the win. Karstens allowed three runs in six innings, but suffered the loss.
Freddy Sanchez had three hits. Brandon Moss had two hits, including a double.
The Good
The offense totaled 12 hits. 10 were singles.
No complaints about Karstens.
The Bad
12 hits, one run.
Still in the cellar.
The Rest
Rasmus has yet to...

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