Starling Marte was just a few feet short of hitting for the cycle. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates needed to come back from an early deficit to grab their seventh-straight win. Once they did, the Bucs tacked on another. Then another. Then another. Then one more. Now they have the best record in Major League Baseball.

The Bucs' half of the 2nd inning had everything: six hits, seven runs, two five-pitch walks, previously stellar Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura making mistake after mistake, Tom Gorzelanny! All the runs and hits came off Johnny Hellweg in his Major League; a total of 12 hitters came up to "move the chains," as manager Clint Hurdle put it and ignite the Pirates to a 10-3 victory in front of a sold-out PNC Park.

"Some balls were left up," Hurdle said. "A couple ...

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