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Pirates—Rockies: Pirates Need to Win the Close Ones to Make Dreams Come True

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In last year's first series against the Colorado, the Pirates went 0-4, being outscored 28 runs to 9, or an "average" of 7.00 to 2.25. They followed part of that pattern last night, when they scored only one run. Since the starter was their ace Paul Maholm however, one run could have been all they needed.

There were quite a few nail biting moments, with two out in the third, Troy Tulowitzki hit a double, then advanced to third on an infield single, but Maholm got the third out.

In the sixth, Nate McLouth "manufactured" the Pirates' sole run by hitting a single with two out, stealing second, and barely scoring on a single. 

Reliever Tyler Yates, who helped lose Mahol...

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