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Adrian Gonzalez

Pirates' 9-run seventh inning keys 13-6 comeback win over Dodgers

PITTSBURGH Jim Johnson stalked off the mound at PNC Park defiant, but defeated. The Pirates runners had danced around the Los Angeles Dodgers reliever in a non-stop merry-go-round on the bases, and a sellout crowd of 37,094 roared louder and louder. They were laughing now, the tension of a thrilling comeback released in a nine-run seventh inning. The Pirates batted around in the seventh and tagged Johnson for eight earned runs. He was relieved by Joel Prelate, whose first pitch was launched by Jung Ho Kang over the Clemente Wall. In the end, it was a runaway finish Pirates 13, Dodgers 6. The Pirates won their fourth game in a row to improve 65-44 this season, 38-18 at PNC Park, and 15-3 in...