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    Game #134: Braun's Dinger, Bush's Arm Power Brew Crew

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Dave Bush | Box Ryan Braun clocked a three run dinger in the first inning and Dave Bush made it hold up as he allowed just a solo homer to Nate McLouth over 6-2/3. Tom Gorzelanny deserved better. He went seven and allowed just two...

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    Game #123: Marquis Bests Duke

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Duke vs. Jason Marquis | Box Officially, I didn't see a pitcher's duel coming. Not after the Cubs offense has been hammering. With Zach Duke starting, I wasn't hoping for much. Duke allowed just two runs over eight innings and deserved better. All he got in return...

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    Game #132: Cubs Demolish Pirates Pen

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Carlos Zambrano | Box It is tough to win any game win you surrender nine walks, which is what the Pirates did. Don't know where to start with this one. Ian Snell was staked to a 3-0 lead, but couldn't hold it. The Cubs wrestled...

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    Game #131: Cubs Blast Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Karstens vs. Ted Lilly | Box Whatever magic Jeff Karstens and Jason Davis had in their first couple of starts appears to have left the building. Karstens allowed five runs in three innings and Davis who had a couple of nice starts before being demoted back to...

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    Game #130: Bucs Blow Chance as Brewers Sweep

    Miller Park | 2:05 | Maholm vs. C.C. Sabathia | Box The Pirates took Milwaukee to extra innings thanks to a pinch hit RBI single from Nate McLouth in the 9th of former Bucco hurler Salomon Torres. In the 12th, the Pirates loaded the bases with no one out, but couldn't score...

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    Game #129: Gorzy's Song Remains the Same

    Miller Park | 8:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Jeff Suppan | Box Tom Gorzelanny fell behind early and couldn't make it through five innings. The Brewers scored twice in the first - an inning that ended when Prince Fielder was caught stealing. They tagged on another in the fourth on a dinger by...

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    Game #128: Brewers Pound Duke, Bullpen

    Miller Park | 8:05 | Duke vs. Dave Bush | Box Zach Duke's season has been completely derailed. He now stands at 4-12 after giving up four runs in six innings. The bullpen blew up in the seventh as Denny Bautista and Sean Burnett scattered three outs among six runners scoring. Burnett...

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    Game #127: Wellemeyer Topples Pirates Again

    Busch Stadium | 8:15 | Davis vs. Todd Wellemeyer | Box The Cardinals spotted Todd Wellemeyer to an early lead and he battled through five innings to pick up his third win of the year against the Pirates. The Cardinals scored eight runs in the first four innings against Jason Davis. The...

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    Game #126: Snell is Swell

    Busch Stadium | 8:15 | Snell vs. Braden Looper | Box The Pirates took advantage of some ninth inning miscues by St. Louis to plate three runs and extend a slim 1-0 margin. But the story of the game was Ian Snell. It was vintage first-half-of-2007 Snell. He went seven innings, gave...

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    Game #125: Mets Bullpen Woes Continue

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Maholm vs. John Maine | Box The Pirates staged a comeback late against the Mets battered bullpen. Steve Pearce played the hero with a RBI single that broke a 2-2 in the 8th inning. Jack Wilson stroked a two run double later to push the Pirates lead...