Baseball Crank
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June 1, 2006
BASEBALL: Buccing Again

The Pirates, living in Royals-land at 14-33 entering their current homestand, have abruptly caught fire, winning 6 of 7 against two pretty good teams (the Astros and Brewers) including a 4-game sweep of Milwaukee, slamming 15 home runs in that stretch and outscoring their opponents 60-25. The red-hot return of Sean Casey from the DL for the Milwaukee series has been crucial, as have been a 6-HR 17-RBI rampage by Jose Castillo (who had just 19 homers his first two seasons in the league) and 4 HR and 11 RBI by Jason Bay. Pittsburgh is still 14.5 games behind the Cardinals and 10.5 behind the wild card-leading Dodgers, so it's not like they'll be in any pennant races this season, but the odds of a historically bad 110-loss type of season have been lowered dramatically.

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