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Bucs power past Brewers
Pirates 5, Brewers 3
Starter Ian Snell did not allow a run in his final seven innings. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Pirates fans didn't have to wait for a postgame show to see Independence Day fireworks at PNC Park, as Ryan Doumit and Adam LaRoche each blasted two-run home runs to send the Bucs to their second straight win. Starter Ian Snell rebounded from a rough first inning to limit the Brewers to three runs in eight innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 04, 2007
MIL
Milwaukee (48-36)
Lost 2
Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (37-47)
Won 2
July 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 10 0
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 7/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Brewers Stats  |  Pirates Stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hart, RF4110001.312
Counsell, SS4110000.243
Braun, 3B4123000.347
Fielder, 1B3020110.278
Estrada, C4020002.292
Jenkins, LF4000014.268
Gross, CF4020001.211
Weeks, 2B4000034.230
Vargas, P2000000.087
  a-Graffanino, PH1000001.255
  Wise, P0000000.000
Totals3431031513 

a-Grounded into a fielder's choice for Vargas in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Fielder (21, Snell), Estrada (18, Capps).
HR: Braun (8, 1st inning off Snell, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Hart; Counsell; Braun 5; Fielder 3; Estrada 3; Gross 2.
RBI: Braun 3 (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Weeks 2; Hart.
GIDP: Estrada; Jenkins.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Braun (1, 2nd base by Snell/Paulino).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Vargas (Doumit at 1st base).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF4110000.245
Bautista, 3B3001000.261
Sanchez, 2B4110010.295
LaRoche, 1B3222100.235
Doumit, RF2112101.303
Nady, LF3010011.278
Paulino, C3000011.228
Wilson, SS3000001.261
Snell, P3000011.103
  Capps, P00000001.000
Totals28565245 

BATTING
3B: McLouth (2, Vargas).
HR: Doumit (5, 4th inning off Vargas, 1 on, 0 out), LaRoche (11, 6th inning off Vargas, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: McLouth 3; Sanchez; LaRoche 5; Doumit 4; Nady.
RBI: Bautista (31), Doumit 2 (19), LaRoche 2 (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snell.
SF: Bautista.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Doumit (1, 2nd base by Vargas/Estrada).
PO: Doumit (1st base by Vargas).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (LaRoche-Wilson-LaRoche, Sanchez-Wilson-LaRoche).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas (L, 6-2)6.06552424.52
Wise 2.00000002.92
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (W, 7-5)8.09331512.93
Capps (S, 8)1.01000002.47

WP: Snell 2.
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 96-60, Wise 25-16, Snell 106-73, Capps 11-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vargas 3-10, Wise 3-3, Snell 11-7, Capps 1-2.
Batters faced: Vargas 25, Wise 6, Snell 31, Capps 4.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:16.
Att: 35,878.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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