Game 145 Recap: Sanchez Spoils Locke’s Debut

Anibal Sanchez allowed just one hit in throwing a complete game shutout. Jeff Locke was decent in his first effort in The Show. He was scored on in only one inning, but that was all Sanchez would require. Florida got to Locke in the third inning. Emilio Bonifacio reached on an infield single to start the inning. Bryan Petersen walked. Omar Infante dropped a sac bunt to move both runners up one base. Gaby Sanchez walked to load the...

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Game 142 Recap: Myers Holds Back Bucs

Brad Licoln and Brett Myers both pitched well. Houston got a pair off Licoln. The Pirates offense, as it has done far too often this year, failed to amount much of an attack. Myers gave up just one tally. Trouble for Lincoln began in the second. Carlos Lee led off with a single and then stole second. He moved to third when Brian Bogusevic singled. Jimmy Paredes hit into a force out, scoring Lee. Humberto Quintero doubled with two gone...

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Game 140 Recap: Cubs Salvage Last Game

Charlie Morton was wild and was unable to get out of the fifth inning. Randy Wells continued with his resurgence as the Cubs took the final game of the three game set 6-3. Alex Presley got it started in the first inning off Wells. He singled and stole second. He moved to third on a fly out from Andrew McCutchen. Derrek Lee delivered as he has since being acquired. He stroked a two out single to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. As a sign...

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Game 138 Recap: Burres Stifles Cubs

Brian Burres’ outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Pena and the bullpen was perfect as the Pirates took the opener in Wrigley. Josh Harrison and Alex Presley bolstered the offense with some base path wizardry, helping the Pirates eek out three runs against Ryan Dempster. Pena’s homer kick started...

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Game 134 Recap: Rodriguez Dominant in Houston Victory

Ross Ohlendorf certainly wasn’t bad. But Wandy Rodriguez was lights out. He yielded an early lead to the Pirates but Houston chipped away and took the lead. Rodriguez whiffed a career best as Houston took the first game of the series. The Pirate bats were silent all game except for the fourth inning. And in that inning they went ‘boom’. Josh Harrison doubled to lead off the inning. Andrew McCutchen hit a two run...

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