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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Brewers Stink Again in 4-8 Loss To Pirates

From Sportsline.com:

Granted, it was only the 13th road win of the year for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

But in an 8-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, manager Jim Tracy was encouraged to see his team do some of the little things they didn't accomplish in a dismal first half of the season.

Like bringing runners home with two outs, as Pittsburgh did in a three-run, fifth-inning rally against Brewers All-Star Chris Capuano.

"These things that I've been talking about that we did a very good job of here in this series, picking up a base hit at the right time, it changes the perspective on a lot of things," Tracy said.

And a resilient outing by starter Paul Maholm, who recovered from a first-inning, three-run homer by Bill Hall to go seven innings for the victory (4-9).

"To rebound in the manner in which he did after the first three hitters of the game was terrific for a young kid to do that, and it's very encouraging to see that," Tracy said.


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