Zach Duke gave up four runs in six innings, but he was hurt by two errors. (Darren Hauck/AP)
By Nick Zaccardi / MLB.com
Zach Duke did his best to keep Pittsburgh in the game, and Brandon Moss' seventh-inning homer brought the Pirates within a run, but Sean Burnett and Denny Bautista ran into trouble in the Milwaukee half of the seventh, combining to give up six runs and put the game out of reach.
Game Scores: Duke , Bush . HBP: Hart (by Burnett, S). Pitches-strikes: Duke 97-63, Bautista 13-6, Burnett, S 22-10, Beam 20-11, Bush 98-64, Gagne 15-10, McClung 16-10. Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 5-6, Bautista 0-0, Burnett, S 2-0, Beam 3-0, Bush 12-3, Gagne 0-2, McClung 2-0. Batters faced: Duke 26, Bautista 4, Burnett, S 5, Beam 4, Bush 27, Gagne 5, McClung 3. Inherited runners-scored: Burnett, S 1-1. Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Bob Davidson.
3B: Alfonso Marquez. Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 12 mph, In from CF. T: 2:41. Att:
41,637. Venue: Miller Park. August 22, 2008 August 22, 2008
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