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Burnett and Lackey tonight, with the playoffs on the line.
Cole and the PBC are up 5-2 in the sixth. NFW is 3-for-3 with a dinger.
Bucs spotted the first game of this series to Knife Hunter Mike Matheny and his cheating Cards. Now that the false sense of confidence has been instilled, look for the Bucs to pounce and run the table en route to the NL Central Pennant.
Morton and Cashner underway. Bucs trail 1-0 after the first and are just 4.5 games back.
Liriano now facing Rich Garces on in relief, underway in the fourth. Bucs trail 2-1.
Burnett and Shields tonight at seven. Bucs still just six games back.
Cole and Salazar underway. Bucs are getting outbunted, 1-0.