Despite pitching well, Maholm took the loss.

I look forward to the day when I can write that Paul Maholm got plenty of offensive support. Today isn't that day. The Pirates offense was once again woeful. Maholm was solid. Those two things once again equaled a Pirates loss - their sixth straight.

The offense collected ten hits. That's good. What isn't good is leaving nine men on base and having three others erased on the base paths.

It looked promising early. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata singled to start the game off John Lannan. Neil Walker grounder into a double play. But Steve Pearce delivered a two out RBI single.

Maholm was also touched early. With one out in the first, Ian Desmond walked. Jayson Werth singled. Wilson Ramos followed with a single, knotting the score. Bu...

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