Late Rally Falls Short as Tribe Prevails

The Pirates collected two hits in the first inning and four hits in the 9th. In between they had just two hits. For the first eight innings, they had no runs. But scored four in the 9th. Unfortunately, the Indians scored four early runs off Ian Snell (who lasted just 2-2/3) and tacked on one more in the middle innings off of Evan Meek to hold out. Cleveland starter David Huff allowed three singles, two walks and a double in eight...

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Rockies Sweep Bucs

It was the McCutchen-Sanchez show early on as Andrew McCutchen and Freddy Sanchez turned a combined four hits into three runs. McCutchen tripled and scored in the first on a Sanchez single. One inning later, it was a two run blast by Sanchez that plated McCutchen. All that damage was done against Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa. Paul Maholm was unable to do much with that lead. Colorado tied the score with three runs in the bottom of...

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Late Dingers by Stones Turn the Tide

The Pirates held a nice 7-4 margin and needed just six outs. They got four outs, but allowed five runs in the process to lose the game. Andrew McCutchen’s bases loaded triple in the seventh gave the Pirates a 5-4 lead. Nyjer Morgan followed with a single to make it 6-4 and Brandon Moss drove in a run in the 8th for the Pirates final tally. But Colorado and Jim Tracy rallied. Chris Iannetta drilled a two out three run homer off...

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Bucs Offense Again Anemic

Jason Marquis came within one out of tossing a complete game. He was more than good enough through 8-2/3 to win, allowing only a solo dinger to Jack Wilson in the 7th before tiring and allowing two runs in the 9th. He gave way to Alan Embree to finish it. Ross Ohlendorf gave up all six of the Rockies runs. Brad Hawpe and Troy Tulowitzki each homered to support Marquis. Todd Helton had three hits an scored three times. Eric HInske...

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Blackburn Goes the Distance for Twinkies

Nick Blackburn tossed his first complete game and was thisclose to his first career shutout. He limited the Pirates to six hits and a run. Zach Duke gave up three runs in six innings, but it wasn’t enough. Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher, who came into the game hitting less than .200, both homered to support Blackburn. Andy LaRoche drove in the Pirates only run with a 9th inning single The Good Nothing to complain about with...

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