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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander James McDonald continues to impress on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012. On April 25, McDonald took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against Colorado. He followed that performance up with punching out a career-high 10 Braves in Atlanta his last trip to the mound. And on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, McDonald tossed 6.1 innings holding the Cincinnati Reds to just one run at PNC Park in the Bucs 3-2 win.
"I’m just trying to keep the same mentality and focus. Go after guys with my best stuff," McDonald said.
"Another strong outing from James," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "First pitch strikes. I think he had nine hitters retired on nine pitches or less. Only three, three-ball counts. The pitch efficiency continu...
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