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8/10 Games: Everyone Hits; Cutch Show; Squeak Sweep; 18 Innings; 11 Straight; Rallies

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  • 1922 – Pittsburgh bombed the Phils 14-4, ripping 16 hits at Shibe Park. It was the fifth game in a row in which every Pirate position player in the lineup collected a hit. Carson Bigbee led the hit parade, going 5-for-6 and scoring three times with an RBI. Hal Carlson got the win. 
Carson Bigbee 1922 (photo The Sporting News collection)
  • 1958 – The Pirates squeaked out a pair of wins, 3-2 and 4-3, in a twinbill against the Reds to sweep the four-game series at Forbes Field. The Bucs tallied twice in the seventh on Bill Mazeroski’s homer to tie and then won it in the tenth when Dick Stuart’s sac fly plated Roman Mejias. Don Gross, the fifth Pirate pitcher, got the W. In the second game, Vern Law couldn’t hang on to a 3-1 lead in the eighth, leaving with a no decision as Roy Face finished for the win. Frank Thomas’ force out in the eighth brought home Ducky Schofield with the deciding run. Bucco outfielders saved the day in the nightcap, throwing out four runners. Bill Virdon tossed out a pair of runners trying for third in the seventh; Bob Skinner and Roman Mejias also had gun-outs. 
  • 1977 – The Pirates edged the Cubs‚ 2-1‚ in 18 innings at TRS. Ed Ott drove in Phil Garner with the winning run on a sac fly; the other Buc run was scored by Dave Parker following a Bill Robinson knock. Larry Demery picked up the win. The two bullpens were brilliant, going 21-2/3 innings, giving up one run on seven hits. For Pittsburgh, Grant Jackson tossed five innings of scoreless relief and Goose Gossage put up four zeroes. 
  • 1992 – The Bucs took their 11th game in a row with a 4-2, 16-inning win over the NY Mets at Shea Stadium. Pittsburgh scored three times in the final frame on four singles and a walk; the first Bucco run came on an Andy Van Slyke homer. Steve Cooke got the win. 
Steve Cooke 1992 Donruss Rookie
  • 2004 – The Bucs defeated the Giants‚ 8-7 at PNC Park, scoring three times in the eighth and then walking off with the win in the ninth. The Bucs tied it in the eighth when Tike Redman doubled home a pair and took the lead when Humberto Cota brought him home. San Francisco tied it in the ninth when Michael Tucker cracked a two-out long ball off Jose Mesa. With two down and the bases empty, Jack Wilson singled and came all the way around on Rob Mackowiak’s drive to right. The Giants’ Barry Bonds set a MLB record when he reached 30 HRs for the 13th straight season, connecting off John Grabow in the sixth. 
  •  2007 – The Pirates erased a 6-2 deficit with a six-run eighth inning to defeat the Giants 8-7 at AT&T Park. The first four Bucs singled in the eighth, and they banged six hits total during the frame, with Freddy Sanchez’s two-out, two-run single being the difference. Matt Morris made the start against the team he was traded from 10 days prior. The Giants used eight pitchers in the game, including five in the eighth inning. John Grabow got the win and Matt Capps pitched the final frame to record his 10th save while Ryan Doumit fell a homer shy of the cycle. 
  • 2011 – Andrew McCutchen put on a show against the Giants with just one hit, as the Bucs won 9-2 at AT&T Park. Cutch homered, walked three times, was HBP, scored four runs, drove in two and stole a pair of bases. Jeff Karstens went six innings for the win, striking out nine.

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