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    Game #49: Bays Wins It in Extras

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Dumatrait vs. Jason Marquis | Box Jason Bay delivered a two run homer to put the Pirates up early and then had the game winning single in the 14th inning after Tyler Yates blew a 9th inning lead. It looked like a different Phil Dumatrait tonight. He...

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    Game #48: Zambrano, Johnson Tee Off on Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Carlos Zambrano | Box All that was missing from this game was an appearance from Ryan Vogelsong. Carlos Zambrano collected four singles and pitched a very effective seven innings for the Cubs. Reed Johnson, hitting out of the #8 slot, drove home four runs with...

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    Game #47: Clutch Hitting in Short Supply For Milwaukee as Bucs Win

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Dave Bush | Box In a reverse of last night's contest where the Pirates couldn't knock anyone in, the Brewers put 19 men on base via hit or walk, but stranded 14 runners. Milwaukee was only retired in order once and that was in the...

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    Game #46: Sheets, Lack of Clutch Hits Doom Bucs

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Ben Sheets | Box You will be hard pressed to find an uglier complete game, one run effort than this one. Ben Sheets went the distance and held the Pirates to one run, but he allowed 11 knocks. The Pirates had at least one runner...

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    Game #45: Parra Hold Bucs Bats Quiet

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Manny Parra | Box Brewers hurler Manny Parra earned his second career win with 5-2/3 scoreless innings of work. He allowed just four hits and one walk, while striking out six. The Brewers broke the game open with five runs over the final three innings....

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    Game #44: Walks, Marquis Topple Bucs

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    Game #43: McLouth's Homer Wins It

    Friendly Confines | 1:05 | Duke vs. Carlos Zambrano | Box I doubt if the Pirates fans out numbered the Cubs fans in Chicago today. But, I'm sure somewhere in Wrigleyville, someone was heard to shout "Nate the Great!" Nate McLouth lifted a tie breaking two run homer in the 9th inning...

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    Game #42 Soriano Slaps Bucs

    Friendly Confines | 2:20 | Gorzelanny vs. Sean Gallagher | Box Alfonso Soriano homered in each of the first two innings as the Cubs jumped out in front of the Pirates and never looked back. Tom Gorzelanny falls to 0-3 vs. the Cubbies already in 2008. He gave up six runs in...

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    Game #41: Bay's Bop Beats Birds

    Busch Stadium | 1:15 | Snell vs. Joel Pineiro | Box There are few things better than beating Tony LaRussa two out of three. Jason Bay didn't start but came off the bench to deliver a game breaking three run homer in the 8th. He came up with the scored tied at...

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    Game #40 Pirates at Cardinals

    Busch Stadium | 8:15 | Maholm vs. Todd Wellemeyer | Box Todd Wellemeyer was very impressive, allowing just one hit through seven innings. The Cardinals offense put hitters on but couldn't get many in against Paul Maholm in the early going. Maholm gave up 11 hits and three walks in six innings,...