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Pittsburgh Pirates: Rising From The Ashes

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It's official: The Pittsburgh Pirates are no longer a cellar-dwelling team, having overtaken the Houston Astros for fifth place in the National League Central by .001.

They did this by proving their mettle against other cellar-welling teams, recently winning a series, 2-1, against the Colorado Rockies, and clinching another series, 3-0 (so far), against the Washington Nationals.

(A loss to them tonight would not change the series result.)



The latest coup was a narrow, 2-1, victory last night over the Nats. The Pirates have held opponents to one, and even zero points before, but never when those scores were only one less than their own.

Now the Pirates have proven that they ca...

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