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Game 59 Recap: Bucs Beat Snakes with 5 Run 8th

Game 59 Recap: Bucs Beat Snakes with 5 Run 8th

A three run double from Overbay drove in the winning runs.

The Pirates were handcuffed by Arizona starter Daniel Hudson. Once he was gone, the floodgates opened and the Pirates rallied for the win.

Pittsburgh only managed three hits off Hudson in seven innings, yet somehow put a three spot on the board. Pittsburgh was trailing 1-0 going into the second as Kelly Johnson hit a solo homer for Arizona in the first. But Pittsburgh wrestled away the lead. Andrew McCutchen walked and Lyle Overbay reached on a Juan Miranda miscue, putting both runners in scoring position. Chris Snyder's sac fly tied it and Ronny Cedeno singled in Overbay.

In the fourth, McCutchen doubled and scored on consecutive fly ball outs from Overbay and Snyder. The play on McCutchen was close. He was called safe as Miguel Montero appeared to be juggling the ball as he applied the tag. It actually looked like McCutchen beat the throw barely.

Bucco starter Kevin Correia was unable to hold the lead. Mirando di...

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