Posted July 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Pittsburgh Pirates were pleased with how they closed out their road trip. A six-game homestand provides the opportunity to continue the momentum. The Pirates begin a three-game set against the Miami Marlins on Friday night. After losing two of three at Milwaukee coming out of the All-Star break, Pittsburgh (51-40) rebounded to win the final two games of its series at Colorado, earning a split of the six-game road trip with a 9-6 victory Wednesday. The Pirates rallied from an early four-run deficit by matching a season high with four home runs - by Garrett Jones, Casey McGehee, Pedro Alvarez and Rod Barajas. They won despite getting no production from Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker, who each went 0 for 4. Walker came in riding a 17-game hitting streak while McCutchen, hitting a major-league leading .369, was batting .552 over his previous 14 games. "Yeah, how about that? The two guys who've been front and center are quiet, but everyone else steps up," manag...
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