Cedeno had two of the six hits.

Somewhere a baseball pundit will say or has said or will write or has written that good teams win this kind of game. If the Pirates are to stay in contention for a full season, this is the kind of game they will have to win. Nursing a 1-0 lead into the eighth, the Pirates let the game get away from them and lost in extra innings. Call me a pessimist, but I have officially given up hope for a post-season birth in 2011. There is still a dim light of possibility that this club can get back above .500.

It started well enough. Shawn Marcum gave up two doubles in the first inning. Garrett Jones scored on the double from Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates led 1-0.

The Pirates wasted a lead off double from Morton in the third. He moved to third on a fly bal...

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