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Bailey struggles in Reds' loss to Pirates

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Did anyone really see homers from Neil Walker, Casey McGehee, and Alex Presley coming?  I sure didn’t. That said for how bad the offense has been they haven’t been completely inept at hitting the long ball.  I mean tied for 20th is no great shakes but it’s much better than the 28th their SLG ranks. [...]

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The Pirates' figured out one of their long-time Cincinnati nemeses last night when they tagged Homer Bailey for a bunch of runs, tonight they try to get their second win against Johnny Cueto in eight days. They drew some walks off of Cueto last Wednesday, taking four in his seven innings, and eeked out a 2-1 win behind AJ Burnett. Instead of Burnett tonight, the Bucs send Brad...
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