All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

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    Harden Holds Back Bucs

    This offense is likely to drive one to drink. Maybe not this one, but someone out there. Rich Harden gave up nine hits and one walk in seven innings, but the Pirates collected just one run off him. Harden started off strong, limiting the Pirates to just two base runners over the first...

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    Greinke Prevents Sweep

    Zach Greinke was once again tough, allowing just two runs - split apart by an hour long rain delay - in 6-1/3 innings of work. The Bucs were trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the 7th. Adam LaRoche singled and after Andy LaRoche tripled him in, play was stopped. Jamey Wright...

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    Vasquez Sharp in Bucs Debut

    Exit Ian Snell, enter Virgil Vasquez. The Pirates waiver wire acquisition who hadn't tossed in the Show since 2007 picked up his first career win with six solid innings. He allowed four hits and two runs, while whiffing seven. He took the roster spot of the struggling Ian Snell who was sent...

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    McCutchen Rallies Bucs Past Tribe

    Anyone here not impressed by Andrew McCutchen. The Bucs rookie CF was involved in all three Pirate runs - scoring once and driving in two - as the Pirates erased a two run deficit against Cliff Lee. Lee and Ross Ohlendorf each allowed two runs in seven innings of work. Neither got...

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    Bucs Win Comedy of Errors

    Zach Duke allowed just one run in six innings to get his 8th win. He was supported by Adam LaRoche who homered and drove in three runs. But the defense committed three errors. That helped Cleveland score five runs in the 9th (just two earned) off of Steven Jackson to make the...

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    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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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