Randy Linville

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    Game 154: Duke, Alvarez Push Bucs to Win

    Zach Duke was effective in six plus innings and Pedro Alvarez connected on a two run homer as the Pirates try to avoid losing more than 100 games for the first time since 1985. Former Bucco Jason Michaels helped Houston get started. He led off the second against Duke with a double...

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    Game 153: Bucs Fall to Houston for 100th Loss

    It was a weird game all around. The Pirates were up early despite few hits. Houston rallied against the Pittsburgh bullpen. There were 24 hits in the game, but only one homer. And that bomb was delivered by Andy LaRoche. Add it up and you get the Pirates dropping their 100th game...

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    Game 152: Pujols Powers Cards to Victory

    Loss #99 came at the hands of two men who had done much damage to the Pirates in the past. Albert Pujols hit two homers and knocked in three runs. Jeff Suppan allowed just one run over five innings to get the win. Pirates starter Brian Burres put runners on in each...

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    Game 151: Bucs Beat Up Birds for Fifth Straight Win

    Kyle Lohse came into the contest with a 5-0 career mark against Pittsburgh. It didn't take long to blemish that mark. Pittsburgh scored six times off Lohse in three innings to win their fifth straight game.

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    Game 150: Maholm Pitches Bucs to Fourth Straight Win

    The Pirates offense managed only six hits, but it was enough. They scraped five runs together with a couople of multi-run innings to support Paul Maholm.

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    Game 149: Walker's 8th Inning Dinger Gives Bucs Sweep

    The Pirates rallied from two runs down to win with a three run eighth inning. Neil Walker played hero with the game winning two run dinger.

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    Game 148: Bucs Bats Come Alive to Support McDonald

    The Pirates used a pair of two run bombs and a decent enough outing from James McDonald to win for the second straight night at home.

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    Game 147: Bucs Rally Late Against Snakes

    The Pirates offense scraped together four runs to snap a losing streak and take the opening game of the homestand. Andrew McCutchen - scratched from the starting lineup due to illness - walked leading off the ninth and scored the winning run on a Ronny Cedeno single.

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    Game 146: Pelfrey, Duda and Pagan Key Mets Sweep

    Mike Pelfrey and the Mets fans battled rain and the Pirates. Pelfrey threw seven strong innings and drove in the go ahead run. Lucas Duda had two hits to overcome a historically bad start to his career. Angel Pagan made a great catch to close down a...

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    Game 145: Mets Hang on Late After Sloppy Bucs Blow Early Lead

    This was everything you expect from two teams playing out the string: young players, bad pitching, poor fielding and a lot of scoring. Pirate gloves betrayed them as the squandered an early 5-0 lead.

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