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Pirates Vs. Dodgers, 18 September 2011

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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT
Dodger Stadium

Brad Lincoln vs Chad Billingsley

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h.

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James McDonald allowed a three-run homer to James Loney in the first inning of the game last night, so it seemed like it was over when it had barely even started. The Pirates got one back on a double by Josh Harrison in the second, but Juan Rivera hit a two-run bomb in the third. McDonald lasted only three innings. The Pirates looked like they might have a chance to get back in the game in the eighth when they loaded the bases with one out, but Kenley Jansen struck out Ryan Ludwick and Garrett Jones to shut things down. The Pirates are now 68-84; it would be really nice to avoid losing 90.