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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Despite making a quality start on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, left-hander Erik Bedard got the tough luck loss (his fourth of the season) after the Pirates bats were able to push only one run across home plate.

While posting a 2.63 ERA, Bedard has received a total of just two runs of support in his first four starts of the 2012 season (24.0 innings).

"All you can do is battle," Bedard said. "Runs will come, and right now they’re not coming. You just keep doing what you can."

"I thought he gave us every opportunity to win us the game," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "We scored two runs for Erik in his four starts. That’s problematic, but he pitched a pretty good ballgame today."

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