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Cole and Nicolino tonight. Still 4.5 games back.
Locke and Narveson tonight as the PBC pennant push begins in earnest.
Morton takes on Mr. Hand tonight. Morse at 1B, JHay at 2B.
Happ and Koehler tonight. Meanwhile, the Cards face the D-backs.
Franky beat White Flag yesterday 5-2. Bucs are 3.5 games back.
Cole and Leake on Free T-Shirt Day. Scoreless in the third.
Morton and Peavy tonight. Cards are off, so a win would bring the PBC to within four and a half.
J.A. Happ takes on Johnny Ray tonight. Five games back.
Francisco Liriano takes on Jimmy Anderson tonight.
Cole and Hellickson tonight. Five games back.
Locke and Harvey underway. Tied up 1-1 in the fifth.
Morton and Niese starting soon. Morse at 1B, Serpico in left. Forecast: PAIN.
Happ and Colon underway. NFW went yard in the first as the Bucs lead 1-0 after one.
Liriano and Lynn tonight at 7:15. Bucs are now seven games back and need a WIN.
Cole and Wacha tonight in a likely NLCS preview.
Locke and Martinez with the pennant on the line.
The 2015 PBC World Champions DVD Box Set will feature a montage of highlights from this game, set to the tune of Accept's "Balls to the Wall."
Bucs down 5-3 in the 7th. Cards lost earlier today.
Jeff Locke and Dan Haren tonight at seven. Bucs still 5.5 games back.
Happ makes his debut against Arrieta and the Happless Cubs.