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Game 55 Recap: Bucs Blow Early Seven Run Lead

Game 55 Recap: Bucs Blow Early Seven Run Lead

Paul had four hits in the loss.

The Pirates offense took up where they left off. After scoring nine late runs the previous day, the offense put seven on the board in the first three innings. This time it was the Mets turn for a late inning comeback. The result was a 9-8 loss for the Pirates.

Mike Pelfrey was hit hard out of the shoot. Xavier Paul, Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen all singled, wtih Paul scoring on McCutchen's single. Neil Walker contributed an RBI ground out. A two out single from Matt Diaz plated the third run of the inning.

The Pirates got three more runs in the next frame, with all the runs scoring with two outs. Paul singled and stole second. McCutchen singled him in and walker drilled a two run dinger. In the third, Dusty Brown walked and moved up when Paul Maholm singled. Paul's third hit of the game scored Brown to make it 7-0.

But the lead wouldn't hold. Maholm gave up a three run dinger to Carlos Beltran in the third inning.

The Mets tied it in...

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