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    Game #68: Bucs Blow Early Lead; .500 is Still a Dream

    Camden Yards | 7:05 | Dumatrait vs. Brian Burres | Box I believe I committed one of the seven deadly sins tonight. With the Pirates leading 6-1 after three, I began having greedy thoughts. Thoughts of a .500 club on June 13 or later for the first time since (I had to...

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    Game #67: Doumit Continues to Rake

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Jason Bergmann | Box No complaints here. Tom Gorzelanny wasn't dominant, but it was good enough. Ryan Doumit homered and drove in three. The Bucs are just one game under .500. Is there a hint of optimism in my writing? Perhaps. Doumit homered with two...

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    Game #66: Snell Gets One

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. John Lannan | Box If this marks the return of Ian Snell to the first part of last season, then I'm all for it. If this is merely a tease, then in the short term I'm all for it. Snell went into the seventh inning,...

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    Game #65: Nats Use Long Ball to Beat Capps, Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Tim Redding | Box It was bound to happen eventually. And it finally did: Matt Capps blew a save. Lastings Milledge cracked a two run homer - the fifth long ball of the day for Washington - with two out in the 9th to give...

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    Game #64: Duke Beats Unit

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Duke vs. Randy Johnson | Box Call me shocked. Not only did Zach Duke pick up the win and Randy Johnson pick up the loss, but Duke actually struck out more hitters than the Unit did. Duke went six plus and gave up two earned runs on...

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    Game #63: Big Inning, Dumatrait Pace Bucs

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Dumatrait vs. Doug Davis | Box The Pirates continue to get just enough from Phil Dumatrati. He went 5-2/3 and gave up two runs. The Pirates supported him with a five run fourth inning and hung on to win 6-4. A two run, two out double from...

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    Game #62: Snyder's Homer Beats Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Danny Haren | Box The Diamondbacks score three times in the first and then not again until the 9th. Tom Gorzelanny was wobbly early, but settled in to allow just those three runs in seven innings of work. Gorzo and Danny Haren had similar lines...

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    Game #61: Webb Wins 11th

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Brandon Webb | Box There just isn't much that can be done with Brandon Webb. He pitched well. He drove in the final run of the game and the Pirates wasted one of Ian Snell's better outings. Webb didn't allow a hit until the fifth...

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    Game #60: Michaels, Maholm Dismiss Astros

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    Game #59: Chavez Haunts Old Team

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Roy Oswalt | Box Raul Chavez drove in three runs for the first time since September 26, 2004 when he was with Houston. His two run single in the fourth put the Pirates up 3-1 and a sac fly in the 8th gave the Pirates...