Randy Linville

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    Game 144: Dickey Tosses Complete Game

    R.A. Dickey tossed a complete game and carried a shutout into the ninth inning. Zach Duke was hit very, very hard.

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    Game 143: Bucs Get Shutout, Waste Effort from McDonald

    The Pirates offense continues to sputter while the pitching remained sharp. James McDonald pitched eight shutout innings, but the Pirates were unable to break through and were beaten by New York in ten innings.

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    Game 141: Votto Hits Walk Off Homer in 10th

    Pittsburgh went up a run in the eighth inning only to watch the Reds tie it in the ninth and win it in the tenth. Chris Heisey hit a game tying pinch hit double in the ninth. Joey Votto - a triple crown and MVP candidate -...

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    Game 140: Reds Win in Extras

    The Pirates were three outs away from giving Homer Bailey his sixth career win against Pittsburgh. But they rallied against Francisco Cordero. Cincy took it in the 12th with a walk off, broken bat grounder from Jonny Gomes.

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    The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven by Aaron Skirboll

    I wanted to like this book. But ultimately I was let down. The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven by Aaron Skirboll is a book that has been practically begging to be written. Skirboll wrote it and did a credible job. However, he could've done a lot more...

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    Game 139: Lowe Beats Bucs Again, Newcomers Contribute

    Derek Lowe moved to 10-0 all-time against the Pirates. Zach Duke didn't make it out of the second inning. John Russell emptied the bench. The Pirates have 92 losses.

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    Game 138: Bucs Get to Hudson, Shut Out Atlanta

    Tim Hudson and James McDonald each pitched six shutout innings. Only McDonald would throw a seventh shutout inning.

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    Game 137: Bucs Make Most of Four Hits

    The Pirates used a total of four hits to score three runs and got stellar pitching from Brian Burres to win against Atlanta. The bullpen lived on the edge but got the job done.

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    Game 136: Nats Join Exclusive Club by Beating Morton

    Just kidding about that headline. It wasn't all that bad. But that's relative: Charlie Morton lost again. He gave up six runs - just two earned - in 3-2/3 innings.

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    Game 135: Nationals Beat Up Maholm

    Washington sent ten men to the plate in a five run fifth inning that was the beginning of the end of the game.

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