Bucs Clinch 19th Straight Losing Season

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –A season that once looked promising, has officially resulted in a 19th straight losing season for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park.

The loss drops the Pirates to 67-82.

Yadier Molina’s two-run double in the fourth inning put the Cardinals up 3-1 and would prove to be the difference in the game.

Derek Lee’s RBI-double to right field in the sixth inning cut the lead in half, but it would be as close as the Pirates would get.

In the seventh inning, the Pirates stranded Pedro Alvarez at second base after his lead-off single and a sacrifice bunt by Ronny Cedeno.

Ryan Doumit and Josh Harrison struck out to end the threat.

Alvarez would be the last base runner the Pirates would have as the final six batters were retired in order.

Adam Craig put the Cardinals up 1-0 in the first inning with a double to right field. Rafael Furcal scored on the play.

In the third inning, Alex Pressley’s RBI double to left field tied the game 1-1.

Lee led the way for the Pirates with three hits.

Charlie Morton allowed three runs on six hits while walking three and striking out six in seven innings of work.

The Pirates will now head out to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers Thursday night.

Ross Ohlendorf (0-2, 8.03 ERA) is scheduled to take on Dana Eveland (2-0, 0.60 ERA) at 10:10 p.m.


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One Comment

  1. marilyn says:

    Way to go Pirates!!!

  2. HONUS WAGNER says:


  3. Ron Cook says:

    Awful! It’s so bad over at PNC Park I can almost stop going for the free barbecue wings in the press box. I said ALMOST!

  4. 19 and counting says:

    Hey, at least they raised 2012 ticket prices! Good thing is that year after year I make money betting with my friend that they’ll have a losing season. Thanks guys!

    1. Smiziks Bizik Dizik says:

      Please. You dont have any friends.

  5. James Thompson says:

    I would like to be optimistic concerning the Pirates’ 2012 prospects since the Bucs did have that strong first half, they will not be 57-105 like they were last season, and they have won 34 road games, twice as many as last season. And yet, I would also much prefer that the Pirates be able to point to a whole lot more next season than just some modest improvements.

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