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Offense Keeps Rolling as Bucs Score in Double Digits Again

Offense Keeps Rolling as Bucs Score in Double Digits Again

The Pirates piled up 12 runs on 12 hits, four walks, two HBP and four Nationals errors to take the first game in Washington.
Craig Monroe got the Pirates going with a three run jack in the third of Nats starter Ross Detwiler. But Pirates hurler Ross Ohlendorf hit some trouble in the fifth. Nick Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman each hit homers in a five run inning.
The Pirates offense countered with five in the visitors half of the sixth to not only get Ohlendorf off the hook, but also to give him the win. The Bucs put together three doubles, a single and a walk to do the damage. Jack Wilson struck the go ahead blow - a two run double.
Ohlendorf gave up five runs in five innings, but earned the win. Garrett Mock was the loser in relief of Detwiler.
The Good
Have to like the sudden surge in offense. I know the Nats aren't exactly the 1971 Orioles. But, I'll take it.
Wilson was 4-4, missing the cycle by a homer. He had three runs scored and a pair of RBI.
Every starter had a hit, an RBI or a ru...

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