Game 127 Recap: Pirates Finally Beat the Brewers

The first game of tonight’s double header seemed like just another chapter in the depressing story that features the Milwaukee Brewers dominating the Pittsburgh Pirates at every turn.  Game two saw a role reversal.  In game one, the Brewers pulled away with six runs late in the game.  In game two, the Pirates entered the bottom of the seventh tied at 2-2.  They left the inning leading 9-2, and getting a standing ovation from the...

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Indians Struggle Against Pigs’ Pitching

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians scored early tonight at Victory Field, but the Iron Pigs came from behind to take the win.  The Lehigh Valley pitchers held the Indians scoreless after the 2nd inning, despite the fact that 7 of the Tribe’s 8 hits came during that time.   2B Pedro Ciriaco was responsible for the Indians’ run in the 2nd inning.  With two outs, Ciriaco...

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Game 123 Recap: Bucs Drop See Saw Contest

The Pirates battled back from deficits all night to tie the score in the eighth, with good chances to push ahead. They were unable to take the lead in the eighth, with two runners getting thrown out at the plate. In the ninth, Joel Hanrahan had a very rare poor outing and Cincinnati scored three times to win 11-8. Neither Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia or Reds hurler Homer Bailey were around to get a decision. After three scoreless...

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Game 122 Recap: Craig Hits Two Homers in Cards Victory

Allen Craig homered twice as part of a four hit, three RBI evening. Kyle Lohse got out of trouble in the first and crusied to a win. Paul Maholm got in trouble in the first and the Pirates never recovered. Maholm got in trouble off the starting blocks. Rafael Furcal led off the game with a single. Craig followed with a two run dinger into the Notch. Albert Pujols singled and Matt Holliday walked, prompting a visit from Ray Searage....

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Game 116 Recap: McCutchen Does Everything

Andrew McCutchen hit a tie breaking homer, scored four times and stole two bases. He almost solved the debt ceiling crisis, too. Not a bad day. He did so in support of Jeff Karstens who whiffed nine and collected his ninth win. Pittsburgh jumped on Jonathan Sanchez in the first inning. Andrew McCutchen walked and swiped second. With two gone, Ryan Ludwick’s soft single to center scored the first run of the game. San Francisco...

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