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Pirates tame Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates banged out 16 hits and cruised past the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Saturday night and evened the three-game series at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh won the game as -120 favorites, while the 12 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Freddy Sanchez cracked a grand slam home run to lead the way for Pittsburgh. Zach Duke went eight innings on the mound for the win, allowing six hits and three runs.

Marcus Thames homered and drove in two runs for the Tigers. Armando Galarraga gave up four runs in just two innings in the loss.