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Pirates do everything but close in 13-inning loss to cockroach Cubs

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Miguel Montero is mobbed and sprayed after his walkoff single in the 13th. - GETTY

CHICAGO -- On a Monday night that bled into Tuesday morning at Wrigley Field, the Pirates did something truly rare.

They lost a game they led after eight innings.

It had been since April 21 of last year, 139 successful conversions ago, that the Pirates last experienced this particular feeling. On that night at PNC Park, a dead-armed Mark Melancon allowed three runs to lose to, yep, the Cubs.

On Monday, Tony Watson absorbed his second blown save in 12 August chances when Jorge Soler teed off with one out in the ninth.

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