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    Game #39 at St. Louis

    Busch Stadium | 8:15 | Dumatrait vs. Kyle Lohse | Box Marino Salas got the call after John Van Benschoten was demoted and he picked up the win after working a scoreless 9th inning. The Pirates blew a late lead when Albert Pujols homered off of John Grabow in the 8th to...

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    Games #37 and #38 vs. Atlanta

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Duke vs. Jair Jurrjens and Van Benschoten vs. Tim Hudson | Box - Game 1 | Box - Game 2 As Thunder pointed out in the comments, Phil Dumatrait didn't start the second game. Instead John Van Benschoten was tossed out there and he was beaten soundly....

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    Game #36 vs. Atlanta

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Chuck James | Box Welcome back, Gorzo. Tom Gorzelanny had a solid effort and picked up the win as the Pirates have won five straight. He gave up a two run homer to Mark Teixeira in the first inning and that was it. He walked...

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    Game #35 vs. Alanta

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    Game #34 vs. San Francisco

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Maholm vs. Matt Cain | Box Tough to argue with a sweep. But it was the Giants who were upset by Nyjer Morgan being called safe on a bunt attempt to lead off the 7th. The Pirates eventually scored three times in that frame to take a...

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    Game #33 vs. San Francisco

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Dumaitrait vs. Barry Zito | Box I think this is what the Giants expected out of Barry Zito but it still wasn't enough. Their erstwhile ace went five innings and gave up two runs, both coming on a homer from Xavier Nady. He was aided by two...

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    Game #32 vs. San Francisco

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Jonathan Sanchez | Box Good day for Zach Duke and a good day for the Bucs offense. Duke had given up one run in seven innings before tiring. His line was three earned in 7-1/3. He even struck out three hitters. The offense banged out...

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    Game #31 at Washington

    Nationals Park | 1:35 | Snell vs. Tim Redding | Box Not much went right in this one. The Nationals jumped on Ian Snell early and Tim Redding was strong in 6-1/3 innings of work. The Nationals used three singles and an HBP to plate a pair in the first. Aaron Boone...

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    Game #30 at Washington

    Nationals Park | 1:05 | Maholm vs. Matt Chico | Box Which one is less likely: 1. The Bucs would score 8 runs in support of Paul Maholm and not win or 2. Cristian Guzman would drive home six runners. Well, both happened today. Matt Bandi was on assignment in the Capitol...