Maholm got only one run to back his effort.

What has been somewhat of a fairy tale season has all the makings of a tragic ending should the Pirates remain unable to score runs. This isn't 1968, but it seems like it whenever the Pirates take the field. The most recent pitcher to channel Bob Gibson was Jair Jurrjens. He allowed a single run and six hits in seven innings. As it stands now, the Pirates have scored just once in the past 26 innings and are averaging less than three runs per game since the All-Star break.

To top it off, Pittsburgh wasted yet another stellar peformance from Paul Maholm. Needing to go deep into the game after the marathon the day before, he did so - seven innings. Needing to keep the opponents at bay, he did so - a single run allowed. But it wasn't enough.

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