Friday, July 15, 2011

Buccos Eliminate Twins in 7 Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates eliminated the Minnesota Twins in seven games in an exciting series. The final two games - played in Minnesota -were both won by Pittsburgh in exciting one run games. A recap of the games:

PITT 4, MIN 1 - Shawn Marcum pitches 7+ innings of 3-hit ball

MINN 9, PITT 6 - Matsui hits a pair of homers

PITT 6, MINN 4 - Dustin Pedroia doubles in the game winning runs in the bottom of the 7th

MINN 8, PITT 3 - Johan Santana piches seven strong innings for the win; Ortiz hits his second homer of the series

MINN 3, PITT 2 - Jack Wilson doubles home the winning run in the top of the 7th to take a 3-2 series lead

PITT 2, MINN 1 - Shawn Marcum pitches eight strong innings as the Buccos squeeze out a win

PITT 3, MINN 2 - Brad lidge closes out the ninth with his fourth save of the series

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