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PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good its a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitch. Cheap Rob Gronkowski Jersey .Times like Tuesday, when the struggling left-hander couldnt find a rhythm or the strike zone. The result for the Pittsburgh Pirates was a 7-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners that marked a significant step back for Liriano after arguably his best start of the season.Liriano squandered an early three-run lead -- one built in part on his second career home run -- and was charged with seven runs in just 3 1/3 innings.The ball is coming out well, I feel strong, I dont know, Liriano said. Just feel too strong and try to do more than what I have.Five days after striking out 13 in a victory over the Brewers without issuing a walk, he struck out three and issued four walks while returning to the wildness that has marked his most difficult season since joining the Pirates in 2013. Liriano threw just 38 of his 72 pitches for strikes and far too often the balls that did make it over the plate were sent to various parts of PNC Park.He couldnt get much down in the zone, Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. What he got in the zone was up pretty much with all three pitches. That takes you to a bad place.Gregory Polanco collected a season-high four hits, including his 13th homer, but the Pirates left nine men on base and went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position. Pittsburgh jumped on Felix Hernandez (5-4) for four runs in the first two innings and put at least one runner on base in every inning but the ninth.It was a night we had some opportunities to get him and he got away from us, Hurdle said.Kyle Seagers three hits for Seattle included his 20th home run, and Franklin Gutierrez added his 10th off Liriano, who appeared to be in good position after his home run to the bushes in center field in the second put the Pirates up 4-1.Got a good pitch to hit and got a good swing on it, Liriano said. Hit it out and just got lucky.The luck didnt last. Gutierrez led off the third with a drive to the seats in right field and Seager added a two-run shot four batters later. Seattle jumped ahead for good in the fourth on run-scoring hits by Shawn OMalley and Robinson Cano followed by an RBI groundout by Nelson Cruz off reliever Jared Hughes.Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli took the blame for Lirianos problems, saying he did little to help Liriano out when things took a turn for the worse.I think I can do better because he trusts me, Cervelli said. Its my fault.The Pirates had their chances late, bringing the tying run to the plate in the sixth, seventh and eighth and failing to get even one man across the plate.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: RHP Taijuan Walker (right foot tendinitis) will pitch a simulated game Wednesday in Pittsburgh. It will be the first time he has faced hitters since going on the disabled list July 6. Im expecting him to cut it loose, manager Scott Servais said. ... SS Ketel Marte (mononucleosis) played catch in Seattle in his first baseball activity since he was placed on the DL last Wednesday. Servais said Marte is still regaining his strength after losing eight pounds.Pirates: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (facial fractures) will pitch for Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday in Gwinnett. Vogelsong, out since May 28 after taking a pitch to the face while batting against Colorado on May 23, left his last start with Indianapolis due to neck stiffness. Hurdle said the plan is for Vogelsong to go seven innings or 95 pitches. ... The Pirates have yet to make a decision on who will start on Friday night in Milwaukee in place of injured RHP Tyler Glasnow (shoulder fatigue).UP NEXTMariners: James Paxton (3-4, 4.18 ERA) will try to back up perhaps his strongest start of the season on Wednesday. Paxton held Toronto to one run in seven innings last Saturday.Pirates: Gerrit Cole (5-6, 2.99 ERA) will try for his first win since May 26. Cole is 0-3 with a 3.96 ERA in his last five starts, which are sandwiched around a stint on the disabled list with a strained right triceps. Cheap Patriots Jersey . Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. Cheap Tedy Bruschi Jersey . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. SAN FRANCISCO -- Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the teams most respected players less than a month after they lost the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Both franchises previously retired Thurmonds No. 42.Thurmond, an Akron, Ohio native, played 11 of his 14 seasons with the Warriors and retired after the 1976-77 season, one year after leading the Miracle Cavaliers to an improbable trip to the Eastern Conference finals.?Without a doubt, he is one of the most beloved figures to ever wear a Warriors uniform, Golden State owner Joe Lacob said.Current Cavalier and Akron native LeBron James?posted a tribute to Thurmond on his Twitter account, as did current Warriors star Stephen Curry.?The 6-foot-11 Thurmond is considered one of the most dominant centers in NBA history. He was voted one of the NBAs 50 Greatest Players in 1996 and was No. 92 on ESPNs All-Time #NBArank Top 100.?He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985.Nate Thurmond was a giant of his era and one of the greatest players in the history of our game, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.Thurmonds play and numbers werent flashy, but he earned the respect of his peers and knowledgeable basketball fans for his consistency, defense and strength.Looking back, he was as ferocious as any player in the history of the game on the court, but one of the kindest and nicest souls in his everyday life, said former teammate and coach Al Attles.Thurmond recorded the first official quadruple-double in NBA history as a Chicago Bull when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocked shots against the Atlanta Hawks in 1974. He is one of only four players to grab more than 40 rebounds in a game.Thurmond starred at Bowling Green, averaging 17.8 points and 17.0 rebounds in three seasons. He was selected third overall by the Warriors in the 1963 draft.Thurmond apprenticed under Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain until the WWarriors traded Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers in the middle of the 1964-65 season. Cheap Patriots Jerseys China. Thurmond went on to average 15 points and 15 rebounds a game during his career and still holds the Warriors franchise records for career rebounds and minutes.We have lost an incredible person and someone whom I admired as much as any player I ever went to battle against on any level, Hall of Famer Jerry West said. Nate Thurmond was, without a doubt, one of the fiercest competitors that I played against during my entire career. He played with unbelievable intensity and was simply a man among boys on most nights, especially on the defensive end.The Warriors traded Thurmond to the Bulls prior to the 1974-75 season. The Bulls traded him after 13 games the next season to his hometown Cavaliers, where he closed out his career in style.He played a key role in the Cavaliers playoff run his first year in Cleveland. The Cavaliers beat the Washington Bullets in dramatic fashion in seven games to get to the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics in six games in the finals, but Thurmonds leadership that season made him a local legend.Cavaliers teammate Campy Russell said Saturday that the Cavaliers franchise will always love and respect him as a true Cavalier legend.Though he played less than two seasons for the Cavaliers at the end of his career, his jersey number was the first retired by the team.After the seven-time All-Star selection retired, he worked for the Warriors as a community liaison and broadcast analyst until his illness sidelined him earlier this year.Nate brought the same passion to his longtime community-relations role with the Golden State Warriors, who benefited from his deep knowledge of the game and warmth and kindness to everyone he encountered for more than 30 years, Silvers statement said.Thurmond also opened a popular barbecue restaurant in San Francisco called Big Nates BBQ, which he sold in 2011.The Associated Press contributed to this report. 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