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The Pirates sent another full house home happy on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Tigers 4-1 for the second straight game. They did it behind a excellent-but-unexpected starting effort and a big swing from their MVP. If this was Brad Lincoln‘s last start for a while, he certainly went out with a bang. Brad came out of the gate this afternoon with some fantastic stuff, getting lots of swings-and-misses and cruising efficiently through the Detroit lineup. It was pretty much a 180-degree turnaround from what Lincoln had shown in his last couple starts. He started to cause a stir in PNC Park by carrying a no-hitter into the sixth, but it was broken up with a leadoff single by Ramon Santiago. Still, Lincoln got a nice hand and finished the inning with no problems. Miguel Cabrera broke out of a mini-slump with an opposite field blast to lead off the seventh and knock Brad out of the game, but it was still an outstanding effort. Now the question is what will happen next with Lincoln. Doe...
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