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Pirates fans starving for a winner

Updated: July 12, 2006, 8:51 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- This is the way it goes for Pittsburgh. Even when the city has the league's best players on the roster, a two-out lead in the bottom of the ninth and one of the most dependable closers in history on the mound, the city's team still loses.

Oh, they had a little bit to cheer for a change. Pirates infielder Freddy Sanchez made an outstanding leaping catch at short and turned another nice play at second while outfielder Jason Bay singled in three at-bats. "I felt like I was making ...

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