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Game 45 Recap: Pirates Extend Winning Streak to Four

Game 45 Recap: Pirates Extend Winning Streak to Four

A sac fly from Overbay brought home the go ahead tally.

Some late inning runs propelled the Pirates past the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season. Kevin Correia picked up his first home win on the year.

After giving up a one out single in the first, Correia retired the next nine Detroit hitters. Then he hit a snag in the fourth. Three straight doubles from Andy Dirks, Miguel Cabrera and Brennan Boesch gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Scherzer seemed to be in control at that point. After putting two on in the second, he set down the next ten Pirate hitters while whiffing five out of six in one stretch. But the Pirates took the lead in the sixth. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started with singles. Garrett Jones drilled a liner into the corner ...

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