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Braves (13-3) at Pirates (8-8) 7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT The Bucs go for two in a row against the Braves tonight at PNC. It’s Andrew McCutchen bobblehead night, so there should be a solid crowd (which is good, since there haven’t been any good crowds since the opener). A win would clinch a series split for the Bucs, which would be a very strong result for them this weekend against baseball’s hottest team. Tonight’s starters… Paul Maholm (3-0, 0.00) vs. James McDonald (1-2, 5.27) What’s gotten in to Paul Maholm??? Everybody’s favorite Bucco lefty (in the pre-Wandy Rodriguez era, at least) has been incredible for the Braves so far this year–as you can see, he hasn’t allowed a single run. Paul has improved since leaving Pittsburgh (shocker, I know) and was very solid for the Braves last year after coming over from the Cubs at the trade deadline. He faced the Pirates three times last year and went 1-1, but pitched pretty well in all three outings.  This is a ...
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