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McDonald and Lilly starting soon.
The Bucs are 10 bunts back and it feels like the season is starting to slip away.
There will be baseball tonight, in Los Angeles, after the children are all in bed.
Locke and Kuroda will start.
Ohlendorf just hit a three-run dinger, putting the Bucs up 4-1 in the second.
Late in a day game, and the Pirates are working on their 82nd loss 68th win.
Karstens and Carpenter at seven.
The Cardinals are 6.5 games back, passed out at a red light.
Lincoln and Lohse at seven. The Cards are six games back in the division and 4.5 games back in the wild-card, and unlike the Bucs, have not yet clinched a spot in the playoffs.
Huntington extended three years. Bucs lose again.
The Steelers will use today's last meaningless preseason game to experiment with different looks, like turning the ball over many many times.