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Pirates Takeaways: Can The Late Rally Attempt Provide A Spark For The Offense? (+)

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Kevin Newman, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cal Mitchell

PITTSBURGH — In what has been a reoccurring theme for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the offense struggled to produce much of anything. That was until the ninth inning.

Facing an 8-2 deficit heading into the final frame, the Pirates rallied to score five runs, but came up short as the Phillies held on to defeat the Pirates 8-7.

It took until the seventh inning for the Pirates to find the scoreboard, when Cal Mitchell blasted a two-run shot into right-center field as part of a three-hit night.

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