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Cubs Vs. Pirates: Kevin Correia, Pirates Crushed, 11-6

Kevin Correia allowed four home runs in the Pirates' latest loss.

The Pirates lost 11-6 to the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night in perhaps their worst loss of the season, dropping them back to .500.

The game wasn't as competitive as its score indicated. Kevin Correia got absolutely bombed, allowed a remarkable four home runs, including a couple of no-doubters, in two-plus innings. One of those, a solo jack by Tyler Colvin in the second, nearly went into the river behind PNC Park on the fly. Then Tony Watson came in and pitched two innings, allowing two home runs of his own. In the end, the Cubs wound up with six, including two by Alfonso Soriano.

Garrett Jones had a two-run homer in the first, but other than that, the Pirates didn't do any scoring until a few meaningless runs in the late innings. Jones hit a second homer in the eighth, and Brandon Wood hit a two-run bomb later in the inning.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.