Found June 23, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Pirates grabbed hold of an early lead on Friday night and hung on to it the rest of the way, defeating the Tigers 4-1 in front of a sellout crowd at PNC Park. A.J. Burnett won his seventh start in a row–the longest such streak by a Pirate since Dock Ellis. Burnett went six scoreless and allowed just two hits (although he walked three) while striking out four. After A.J. worked around a walk and a stolen base in the first inning, he totally cruised until the sixth. That’s when the top of the Detroit order put two on with no outs and Miguel Cabrera at the plate (and Prince Fielder on deck). Burnett pitched out of it beautifully, getting Cabrera to hit a perfect DP ball and then popping up Fielder to finish his work for the night. Yet another fantastic outing for A.J. The Bucs got Burnett an early lead with two in the first inning and two more in the second. Alex Presley started things off right away against Doug Fister with a leadoff double, then Neil Walker quickly singled him ho...
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