Pirates Start to Exorcise Demons Against Division Rivals

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Tom Au in MLB
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Two days ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates won two consecutive games. On the road. Against the Chicago Cubs, who usually dominate them. With the last game cancelled due to rain, the Pirates actually won a road series. That's awesome. Counting their win in the opener of the season series, that's the third Pirate victory this year in Wrigley Field. Now, if they could only win more than one game against the Cubs at home. Prior to these two games, the Pirates were all of 20-56 on the road for the season. Their new 22-56 road record is still the worst in the majors, but by a smaller margin. In an earlier piece, I opined that Charlie Morton would be in a class with the Cubs' Ted Lilly if he were a bit more consistent. But Morton actually out pitched Lilly, 4-0, in the day game of Wednesday's doublehe ...

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