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Game 31 Recap: Doumit’s Slam Holds Up as Bucs Take Series

Game 31 Recap: Doumit’s Slam Holds Up as Bucs Take Series

Doumit homered with the bases full in the third inning.

The Pirates took advantage of some San Diego miscues to score six runs in the third inning. Ryan Doumit's grand slam was the big blow in support of Kevin Correia.

Pittsburgh took advantage of some wildness from San Diego starter Clayton Richards to score one run in the second without benefit of a hit. Neil Walker and Ryan Doumit walked. Walker swiped third and scored on a ground out from Brandon Wood.

The fireworks would wait until the next inning. Andrew McCutchen singled with one out. Consecutive errors from Nick Hundley and Chase Headley jammed the bases. Walker's single scored a pair. Steve Pearce walked to load the bases again and Doumit emptied them with a grand slam. It was 7-0 Pirates before San Diego recorded a hit.

The Padres mounted something of a comeback. Ryan Ludwick's fourth inning grounder scored Will Venable who had led off against Correia with a triple. The Padres scored another and chased Correia fro...

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