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NFL: Pittsburgh 38, Tampa Bay 13

Sept. 26, 2010 at 4:39 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Back-up quarterback Charlie Batch came up big for Pittsburgh Sunday, tossing three touchdown passes in the Steelers' 38-13 win over Tampa Bay.

The 35-year-old Batch made his first NFL start since 2007 in an appearance made necessary by injuries to both Dennis Dixon and Byron Leftwich and Ben Roethlisberger's suspension.

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He didn't disappoint, completing 12-of-17 passes for 186 yards. Batch made 46- and 41-yard touchdown tosses to Mike Wallace, who hauled down three passes for 100 yards in the Steelers' win.

Pittsburgh (3-0) also got 143 yards on 19 carries from Rashard Mendenhall.

Josh Freeman connected on 20-of-31 passes for 184 yards for the Buccaneers (2-1), but had a pass picked off and returned 79 yards for a touchdown by lineman Brett Keisel.

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