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Chacon, Pirates look for more road success

Jun 5, 2007 - 2:28 PM Pittsburgh (24-33) at Washington (23-34) 7:05 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Shawn Chacon and the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to get healthy on the road.

Chacon (1-0, 2.84 ERA) takes the mound for the Pirates in the opener of a three-game series with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

In his last outing, Chacon was brilliant, throwing seven shutout innings and yielding just three hits with 10 strikeouts. However he did not receive a decision, as his bullpen let him down.

Pittsburgh just completed a 2-5 homestand in which they were nearly no-hit and then nearly staged a ninth-inning comeback in a 6-5 loss to Los Angeles.

Derek Lowe held Pittsburgh hitless for 6 2/3 before the Pirates scored five runs in the last two innings. Now they look to rebound on the road, where they have won three of their last four contests.

Meanwhile, the Nationals, who are just 2-4 during their current nine-game homestand, will send Mike Bacsik (1-1, 2.29) to the hill.

Bacsik has pitched well in his first three starts in place of the injured Jason Bergmann. The lefthander has not allowed more than three runs while lasting at least six innings in each starts.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 9 0
    WASHINGTON 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - SHAWN CHACON, DAMASO MARTE (6TH), JONAH BAYLISS (6TH), JOHN
    GRABOW (7TH), SALOMON TORRES (8TH), MATT CAPPS (9TH) AND RONNY
    PAULINO
    WAS - MIKE BACSIK, WINSTON

    Jun 5 10:04 PM
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    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 9:50 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY BRIAN SCHNEIDER SCORED AUSTIN KEARNS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CHURCH ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    WASHINGTON 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R LANGERHANS (.167, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 9:28 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CRISTIAN GUZMAN SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C GUZMAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    WASHINGTON 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.247, 0-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 9:04 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED RYAN LANGERHANS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    WASHINGTON 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: C GUZMAN (.321, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 9:04 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TONY BATISTA SCORED RYAN CHURCH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T BATISTA ON FIRST, R LANGERHANS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    WASHINGTON 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: F LOPEZ (.246, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 8:52 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RONNY PAULINO (5) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF WINSTON ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7, WASHINGTON 2
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.250, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 8:42 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY XAVIER NADY SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAY ON FIRST, F SANCHEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 6
    WASHINGTON 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.221, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 8:30 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY XAVIER NADY SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA, FREDDY SANCHEZ
    AND JASON BAY.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, X NADY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    WASHINGTON 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.222, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 7:54 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED SHAWN CHACON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F SANCHEZ ON FIRST, J BAUTISTA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    WASHINGTON 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAY (.305, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 7:48 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JACK WILSON (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF MIKE BACSIK.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, WASHINGTON 2
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: S CHACON (.143, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 7:42 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED RYAN LANGERHANS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F LOPEZ ON FIRST, M BACSIK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    WASHINGTON 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: C GUZMAN (.327, 1-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 7:36 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE BACSIK SCORED RYAN CHURCH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M BACSIK ON FIRST, R LANGERHANS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    WASHINGTON 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: F LOPEZ (.244, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates vs. NationalsJun 5 7:35 PM
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    Pirates vs. NationalsMay 24 6:53 PM