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    Default Re: Game 44: Pirates vs. Tigers : 05.20.11 : Live Game Thread!

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    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was pleased to see his hitters finally respond after a prolonged slump.

    Hurdle's team might have a difficult time continuing that resurgence in Friday night's interleague opener against the Detroit Tigers' Brad Penny.

    Before its two games in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh (20-23) scored 15 runs and hit .195 with runners in scoring position during a season-high six-game losing streak. The Pirates broke out of that funk by scoring 10 runs and were 5 for 18 (.278) in the clutch while sweeping the Reds.

    "Incrementally, we've gotten better," Hurdle said. "We've made some progress in some areas. It's good to see.

    "I do believe it's closer to them getting in an offensive consistency that we should be in. I'll be looking forward to the day when this thing gets rolling, and it seems to me like it's getting closer every day we play."

    The Pirates won three straight one other time this season from May 7-9. To match that streak, they'll likely have to find a way to get hits off the red-hot Penny (4-3, 4.11 ERA).

    The Tigers right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA in his three starts this month and scattered five hits over eight innings in Saturday's 3-0 win against Kansas City.

    "I pitched terribly the first few games (this season)," Penny said. "It's nice to get a winning streak going."

    Penny, in his 12th major league season and second in the AL, is 3-0 with a 2.78 ERA in his last six starts against the Pirates but the most recent one came in an 8-1 win for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008.

    Detroit, though, enters this matchup having lost three in a row following a 10-1 stretch and dropped a pair of one-run games in Boston.

    The Tigers (22-21) got back-to-back home runs from Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera in the eighth inning to tie Thursday's game at Fenway Park, but Al Alburquerque retired only one of the five batters he faced in the ninth as Detroit lost 4-3.

    Detroit has batted .200 and scored five runs during its losing streak after averaging 6.1 runs and batting .273 over its previous 11 games. With this series at PNC Park, the Tigers will have to try to end those struggles without the benefit of a designated hitter.

    Victor Martinez, batting .315, or Alex Avila, hitting .283, will likely have to sit on the bench in each of three games. Normally a DH, Martinez has played just eight games at catcher this season.

    "It's a challenge. It's not easy," manager Jim Leyland told the team's website. "They're going to both play. Victor is going to play Sunday for sure because they have a left-handed pitcher."

    Martinez might start at catcher on Friday and face Jeff Karstens (2-2, 3.62), who is winless in his last four starts despite a respectable 3.38 ERA.

    The right-hander has been given a combined six runs of support over that stretch. He allowed two runs over five innings Saturday in Milwaukee but got a single run from his teammates in an 8-2 defeat.

    Karstens yielded two runs over seven innings to the Tigers on June 13 but did not get a decision in a 4-3 defeat, which gave Detroit a three-game sweep at Comerica Park.

    The teams have split their 12 all-time regular season matchups in Pittsburgh.

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    (Sports Network) - Any thoughts of the Pittsburgh Pirates winning three in a row for the second time this month may have gone out the window with interleague play set to begin this weekend.

    Owners of baseball's worst winning percentage in interleague play, the Pirates hope to reverse their fortunes this evening in the opener of a three-game series against Jim Leyland's Detroit Tigers at PNC Park.

    The Pirates own just a .382 winning percentage (52-84) in interleague play, with last year's 2-13 mark versus the American League certainly not helping. The next lowest percentage to the Pirates belongs to the Orioles and their .417 winning percentage versus the NL.

    Last season's struggles versus the Junior Circuit included a three-game sweep in Detroit in June, but the Pirates have split 12 of the all-time meetings at PNC Park versus Detroit.

    Pittsburgh six straight before recording back-to-back wins over Cincinnati, including Thursday's 5-3 triumph. Neil Walker drove in two runs, Ryan Doumit homered and Andrew McCutchen contributed an RBI double to the win.

    James McDonald worked 6 2/3 solid innings, yielding seven hits, one a solo homer to Jay Bruce in the second inning.

    "The first inning was kind of slow. I think the Bruce home run kind of woke me up a little bit," McDonald said.

    Jeff Karstens draws the starting assignment for the Pirates tonight, but is winless in his last four starts (0-2) despite a solid 3.38 earned run average. The right-hander took the loss in Milwaukee on Saturday, giving up two solo homers over five innings, striking out five in an 8-2 setback.

    Karstens is 2-2 with a 3.62 earned run average in nine games this year, including six starts. The 28-year-old is 1-0 with a 3.62 ERA in eight interleague games, four of those starts, and got a no-decision the only time he faced Detroit after giving up two runs over seven frames.

    Detroit seeks to avoid a fourth straight setback this evening after yesterday's heart-breaking defeat to Boston. After Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera had tied the game for the Tigers with back-to-back solo homers in the eighth inning, the Red Sox won it on Carl Crawford's walk-off hit with the bases loaded.

    "It was a great matchup and we figured runs would be stingy, and they were," Leyland said. "We just have to do a better job at making contact in good situations."

    Austin Jackson added two hits in defeat and is hitting .354 (17-for-48) over an 11-game hitting streak with a pair of homers and eight RBI.

    Detroit had won seven straight before its current slide and now sits five games back of Cleveland for first place in the AL Central.

    Hopefully a matchup with the Pirates, who Leyland managed from 1986-96, will help right the ship. Detroit was 11-7 versus the NL last year and is 63-27 in interleague play since Leyland took over in 2006.

    With Detroit set to lose the DH spot due to this road game, Leyland is expected to start Victor Martinez behind the plate on Friday and Sunday. Detroit's regular DH has caught just eight games this season.

    Martinez will be catching Brad Penny tonight as the right-hander aims for a fourth straight winning start. Penny has a 0.83 ERA over his win streak and beat the Royals on Saturday with eight scoreless innings of five-hit ball. The right-hander struck out two without a walk in the 3-0 win as he has allowed six earned runs in his past five starts.

    Penny, who turns 33 on Tuesday, is 4-3 with a 4.11 ERA in nine starts this season. The long-time NL hurler is 4-2 with a 4.09 ERA in his career versus the Pirates.

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    Default Re: Game 44: Pirates vs. Tigers : 05.20.11 : Live Game Thread!

    ... Interleague play has kicked us in the butt over the recent years... Time to change that tonight!

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    Default Re: Game 44: Pirates vs. Tigers : 05.20.11 : Live Game Thread!

    Pedro is out of the linup with a quad problem.

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    Default Re: Game 44: Pirates vs. Tigers : 05.20.11 : Live Game Thread!

    Buccos retired in the top of the 1st.... Going to the bottom of the inning, no score.....

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    Top of the 3rd.... No score.... Hard as **** for me to keep-up with a separate 'net feed.....

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    Default Re: Game 44: Pirates vs. Tigers : 05.20.11 : Live Game Thread!

    Pitch count:

    Penny: 25 (13 for strikes)
    Karstens: 34 (24 for strikes)

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    Karstens retires 9 straight to start the game.... Going to the bottom of the 3rd......

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    Let's go Bucs!

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    ... Penny has 6 starts in this ballpark, dating back to his Dodger days......

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    grounder to 3rd.... 1 out......

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    Cedeno up..... batting .244......

    walk..... 1st baserunner tonight for either team......

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    karstens was drafted as a catcher by the Expos.

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