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    Game #152: 8 Run 7th Pushes Bucs Past Dodgers

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Chad Billingsley | Box I'm convinced that if the Pirates could average 15 runs per game, they'd be in good shape. After blowing 7-4 lead, the Pirates scored eight runs in the 7th inning to blow the game wide open. All the damage happened after...

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    Game #151: Lowe's Sinker Sinks Bucs Ship

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Karstens vs. Derek Lowe | Box Derek Lowe scattered five singles and allowed one run in seven innings to pick up the win and push the hot Dodgers along on their race for the playoffs. He got some early support with the aid of Bucco blunder. The...

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    Game #150: Kuroda Keeps Bucs Off Balance

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Ohlendorf vs. Hiroki Kuroda | Box Hiroki Kuroda was very good. He kept the Pirates bats silent through seven shutout innings. He allowed just two singles and a walk in picking up his ninth win. Ross Ohlendorf was hit early and often. Manny Ramirez drove in two...

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    Game #149: LaRoche, McLouth Give Bucs the Sweep

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Davis vs. Brad Thompson | Box As Matt pointed out in the comments, I was wrong again. According to the post-game write up, Jeff Karstens missed his turn with an abcessed tooth. Jason Davis filled in, but wasn't around long enough for the decision. Davis allowed one...

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    Game #148: Moss' Knock Wins it in Extras

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Adam Wainwright | Box The Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning to tie the score and then the Pirates and Cardinals combined for just four hits from then until the end of the game in 12 innings. Neither Ian Snell (yep, I missed...

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    Game #147: McLouth, Maholm Dominate Cards

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Joel Piniero | Box It was a good night at the ball yard. For a change. Nate McLouth as a single shy of the cycle and knocked in five runs. Paul Maholm went eight plus, giving up just two runs for his ninth win. In...

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    Game #146: Oswalt Faces Minimum in Shutout

    Minute Maid Park | 8:05 | Duke vs. Roy Oswalt | Box I guess there is no shame in being shutout by Roy Oswalt who set the Astros club record for most consecutive scoreless innings pitched. He allowed three singles and no walks over nine innings. The Astros defense recorded three double...

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    Game #145: Bucs Lose Again; Gorzy Injured

    Minute Maid Park | 8:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Brian Moehler | Box Things continue to go poorly for the Pirates. Denny Bautista allowed five runs and scattered four outs as the Pirates dropped another. Struggling ace Tom Gorzelanny left the game in the third with potential ligament damage to the middle finger...

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    Game #144: Wolf, Berkman Pace Streaking 'Stros

    Minute Maid Park | 8:05 | Ohlendorf vs. Randy Wolf | Box Are the Pirates this bad or do they keep playing teams on a roll? Don't answer that. I don't want to know. The Astros allowed just two hits after the first inning as Randy Wolf settled in nicely. The Pirates...