Randy Linville

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    Game 53 Recap: Harrison Keys Late Rally

    Harrison collected two hits in his big league debut. The Pirates were held at bay by Mets starter R.A. Dickey through seven innings. James McDonald pitched well but exited trailing 1-0. The offense woke up in time to score five late runs in a 5-1 in New York. The Pirates had a...

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    Game 52 Recap: Gee Supported by 15 Hits in Mets Win

    Dillon Gee was effective in seven solid innings. The Mets collected 15 hits and got the Pirates bullpen with four late runs to pull away with a 7-3 victory. The Pirates took an early lead in the second inning. Neil Walker singled and, after Walker was erased on a fielder's choice from...

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    Game 51 Recap: Dempster, Cubs Avoid Sweep

    Karstens was the tough luck loser. The game was delayed in excess of two hours by rain. Once it got going, Ryan Dempster survived a rough first inning to hold the Pirates offense down. Chicago scratched out three runs against Jeff Karstens as the Pirates failed to sweep. A win in this...

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    Game 50 Recap: Maholm Tosses a Shutout

    Maholm finally got some run support. The Pirates offense woke up to support their longest tenured starting pitcher. The Pirates clobbered four homers and Maholm continued to pitch effectively in throwing a complete game three hit shutout. Randy Wells faced off against Maholm and through the first three frames, the clubs combined...

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    Game 49 Recap: Correia Wins Seventh

    Correia tossed 7-1/3 shutout innings. Some things continued in this game. Kevin Correia continued to pitch well. The Pirates continued to have success on the road. The offense continued to struggle. Correia chucked it for 7-1/3 innings and gave up no runs. The Pirates picked up their 14th road win on the...

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    Game 48 Recap: Bucs Fall to Braves in Extras

    A big day from Pearce wasn't enough. The pitching was good. Again. The hitting was not. Again. Brooks Conrad hit a two run pinch hit homer in the eleventh inning to win it for Atlanta. The Pirates managed only two runs and were held without a hit over the final four frames....

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    Game 47 Recap: Pirates Shutout for Second Straight Game

    The Pirates scored zero runs in support of Morton. A day off didn't help the Pirates offense. For the second straight game the Pirates were beaten 2-0. This time the winning hurler was Jair Jurrjens of Atlanta. This time the victimized pitcher was Charlie Morton. Morton wasn't as sharp as he has...

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    Game 46 Recap: Porcello Prevents Sweep

    Maholm continues to receive little run support. Rick Porcello allowed just one hit through eight innings. The Pirates once again struggled to get some runs for Paul Maholm. In the end, the Pirates were unable to sweep Detroit and fell two games below .500. Detroit got on the board in the second....

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    Game 45 Recap: Pirates Extend Winning Streak to Four

    A sac fly from Overbay brought home the go ahead tally. Some late inning runs propelled the Pirates past the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season. Kevin Correia picked up his first home win on the year. After giving up a one out single in...

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    Game 44 Recap: Karstens, Walker Lead Pirates to Win

    5 RBI from Walker put the Pirates on top. Nice outing from Jeff Karstens. Nice offensive display from the Pirates. And a big crowd too. Make it three straight wins for the Pirates. Karstens limited the Tigers to three hits and no walks over six innings. He was perfect through four innings....

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