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Home Runs By Polanco, Joyce Power Pirates Over Angels 8-7

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gregory Polanco and Matt Joyce hit home runs during a five-run seventh inning, Jeff Locke got his career-best fourth straight win and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Los Angeles Angels 8-7 on Saturday.

Polanco made it 4-3 by leading off the seventh with a 461-foot drive to right field, his ninth, off Fernando Salas (2-2). Joyce pinch hit for Locke and capped the rally with a three-run shot to center field off Greg Mahle that made it 8-3.

Locke (5-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He had two strikeouts and no walks.

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The Angels scored four runs in the eighth inning, including RBI doubles by Yunel Escobar and Carlos Perez.

Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 opportunities.

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