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Durham And Atkins Both Homer For Pirates

Durham And Atkins Both Homer For Pirates

Pirates  6,  Rays  51B Garrett Atkins had the big hit for the Pirates in the second game, which was played at the Rays' home in Port Charlotte.  Bryan Morris started this game and pitched 2 innings.  He zipped through the bottom of the 1st, but gave up two singles to begin the 2nd.  A double play almost had him out of the jam, but with a runner on third base, a wild pitch brought in the first run of the game.  Fernando Nieve took over for the 3rd inning, but he also got into trouble.  Nieve gave up a double, then with two outs, three consecutive singles and another double gave the Rays 3 more runs.  The Pirates came right back in the top of the 4th.  2B Neil Walker singled and RF Matt Diaz doubled to put two runners into scoring positi...

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