Casey McGehee

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pirates bats have struggled for most of the season. Entering game action, the Bucs were hitting at just a .202 clip, which is worst in the Majors. But the bats came out swinging off the Colorado Rockies bullpen on Tuesday night at PNC Park.

For the first just the third time during the 2012 season, the Bucs combined for double-digit hits (11). The club pounded out 13 hits on April 17 against Arizona, and 11 on the 8th against Philadelphia.

"It’s been a grind for us," Clint Barmes said. "We’ve played a lot of close games this year. I think it’s safe to say that everyone in here, we all believe in each other. We’re never going to give up no matter what the score is, or the situation of the game. We’ve been able to scrap and fight and do what we ca...

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