Mike Hampton (LHP) (2-4, 5.63 ERA, 33 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-1, 4.11 ERA, 34 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Rubber match this afternoon.

Post Game Update:

Grrr… there’s not much more frustrating than a 2-1 loss…. especially when that loss comes at the hands of Mike Hampton (2-4, 5.63 ERA). Pirate batters went back into their shell, as they got just 4 hits tonight.

Nate McLouth led of the game with a solo home run, and that was the last time the Pirates would touch home plate.

Paul Maholm pitched well, but it’s tough to pitch well enough to win when your offense provides just 1 run.

Prior to today’s game, Donald Veal was sent to the DL with a strained right groin. Steven Jackson (newly acquired from the New York Yankees) will be recalled from AAA. Word is that Veal being placed on the DL could just be a convenient way for the Pirates to hold onto Veal without keeping him an active member of the bullpen. Since Veal was a Rule 5 pickup from the Chicago Cubs, Veal must be kept on the Pirates’ Major League roster.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.
Miguel Tejada doubles (20) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.
With Carlos Lee batting, wild pitch by Paul Maholm, Miguel Tejada to 3rd.
Carlos Lee flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

Home
Nate McLouth homers (9) on a fly ball to right field.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Craig Monroe grounds into a double play, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Inning 2

Away
Lance Berkman walks.
Jason Michaels flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth. Lance Berkman to 2nd.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Lance Berkman scores. Humberto Quintero to 2nd on the throw.
Mike Hampton called out on strikes.

Home
Adam LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Edwin Maysonet grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Tejada reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Hunter Pence singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Tejada to 3rd. Hunter Pence to 2nd.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging.

Home
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Paul Maholm grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Mike Hampton to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 4

Away
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mike Hampton flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Craig Monroe grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to shortstop Miguel Tejada, deflected by pitcher Mike Hampton.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 5

Away
Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Edwin Maysonet out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Jason Michaels.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Carlos Lee walks.
Lance Berkman pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Lee out at 2nd.

Home
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 7

Away
Humberto Quintero flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mike Hampton singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mike Hampton to 2nd.
With Miguel Tejada batting, passed ball by Robinzon Diaz, Mike Hampton to 3rd. Edwin Maysonet to 2nd.
Miguel Tejada singles on a soft line drive to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Mike Hampton scores. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Hunter Pence grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Tejada out at 2nd.

Home
Craig Monroe grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Robinzon Diaz bunt grounds out, pitcher Mike Hampton to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th.
Carlos Lee grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Lance Berkman lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Pitching Change: Chris Sampson replaces Mike Hampton, batting 4th, replacing left fielder Carlos Lee.
Defensive switch from center field to left field for Jason Michaels.
Defensive Substitution: Michael Bourn replaces pitcher Mike Hampton, batting 9th, playing center field.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Michael Bourn called out on strikes.

Home
Pitching Change: LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson, batting 4th.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging, catcher Humberto Quintero to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Jason Michaels.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Nyjer Morgan replaces Freddy Sanchez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Craig Monroe.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Wandy Rodriguez (LHP) (5-3, 1.71 ERA, 56 K) @ Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-2, 5.19 ERA, 18 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Jeff Karstens had a great night tonight (7IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 4K).

Up 7-2 in the ninth, Gorzo and Capps made things a little scary in the 9th when they combined for: Ground Out, Fly Out, Walk, Double, Walk, (Pitcher Change), Hit By Pitch, Walk, Ground Out.

PNC Park was sold out tonight for SkyBlast with Zac Brown Band! My sister was there, and she said it was amazing!

The Pirates look for a series win against the Astros tomorrow.
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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Michael Bourn flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada doubles (18) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Lance Berkman called out on strikes.
Carlos Lee flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn. Nyjer Morgan scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe singles on a ground ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Andy LaRoche scores. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Craig Monroe to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Carlos Lee. Freddy Sanchez scores. Craig Monroe to 3rd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Hunter Pence pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Jeff Karstens strikes out on a foul tip.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche lines out to center fielder Michael Bourn.

Inning 3

Away
Edwin Maysonet walks.
Wandy Rodriguez out on a sacrifice bunt, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Edwin Maysonet to 2nd.
Michael Bourn flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Miguel Tejada doubles (19) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Edwin Maysonet scores.
Lance Berkman flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.

Inning 4

Away
Carlos Lee hits a ground-rule double (11) on a line drive down the right-field line.
Hunter Pence grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Carlos Lee to 3rd.
Jeff Keppinger doubles (7) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Carlos Lee scores.
Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.

Home
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson doubles (8) on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Jeff Karstens called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Wandy Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Michael Bourn bunt grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Miguel Tejada strikes out swinging.

Home
Andy LaRoche walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe grounds into a double play, shortstop Miguel Tejada to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.
Eric Hinske walks.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to shortstop Miguel Tejada, deflected by third baseman Jeff Keppinger. Andy LaRoche scores. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Eric Hinske scores. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Fulchino replaces Wandy Rodriguez, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Robinzon Diaz out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Lance Berkman singles on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Carlos Lee grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Lance Berkman out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Jeff Karstens walks.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche lines out to third baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Jeff Karstens to 2nd.
Craig Monroe flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Inning 7

Away
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger strikes out swinging.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Darin Erstad replaces Jeff Fulchino.
Darin Erstad lines out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Tim Byrdak replaces Jeff Fulchino, batting 9th, replacing Darin Erstad.
Eric Hinske singles on a ground ball to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Delwyn Young ground bunts into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to shortstop Miguel Tejada. Eric Hinske out at 2nd. Delwyn Young to 1st.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a double play, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Michael Bourn doubles (8) on a line drive to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Lance Berkman grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske. Michael Bourn to 3rd.
Carlos Lee walks.
Hunter Pence grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Lee out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Brandon Backe replaces Tim Byrdak, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson doubles (9) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces John Grabow.
Brandon Moss doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jack Wilson scores.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche doubles (13) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Brandon Moss scores.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Edwin Maysonet.
With Craig Monroe batting, wild pitch by Brandon Backe, Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Edwin Maysonet walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels replaces Brandon Backe.
Jason Michaels doubles (5) on a fly ball to left fielder Craig Monroe. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Michael Bourn walks.
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Miguel Tejada hit by pitch. Edwin Maysonet scores. Jason Michaels to 3rd. Michael Bourn to 2nd.
Lance Berkman walks. Jason Michaels scores. Michael Bourn to 3rd. Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Brian Moehler (RHP) (1-3, 8.31 ERA, 20 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-4, 4.20 ERA, 27 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

The Astros come to Pittsburgh for a 3 game series. We need to take 2 out of 3, and a sweep would be great.

Post Game Update:
Quite simply, there were little to no Bucco bats out there tonight. The Pirates managed just 1 meaningless run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Brian Moehler pitched a complete game and held the Pirates to 7 hits and 2 walks.

Second baseman Edwin Maysonet went 4-4 with 4 RBI for the Astros.

Donald Veal made a pitching appearance for the Pirates. He pitched 2 innings and gave up 3 hits and a run.

Matt Wieters made his highly anticipated debut for the Baltimore Orioles. He went 0-4.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Michael Bourn grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Tejada walks.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging.
With Carlos Lee batting, wild pitch by Ross Ohlendorf, Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee walks.
Hunter Pence singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Miguel Tejada to 3rd. Carlos Lee to 2nd.
Ivan Rodriguez strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Jeff Keppinger flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Edwin Maysonet doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan, deflected by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Brian Moehler called out on strikes.
Michael Bourn singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Edwin Maysonet scores. Michael Bourn out at 2nd on the throw, center fielder Nate McLouth to third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Brandon Moss flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Inning 3

Away
Miguel Tejada singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Lance Berkman flies into a double play, center fielder Nate McLouth to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Miguel Tejada out at 2nd.
Carlos Lee lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Jack Wilson pops out to catcher Ivan Rodriguez in foul territory.
Ross Ohlendorf called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Inning 4

Away
Hunter Pence flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ivan Rodriguez singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger strikes out swinging.
Edwin Maysonet homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Ivan Rodriguez scores.
Brian Moehler strikes out swinging.

Home
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Nate McLouth called out on strikes.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
With Brandon Moss batting, wild pitch by Brian Moehler, Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Michael Bourn grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Tejada grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Lance Berkman singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Carlos Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to shortstop Miguel Tejada.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, shortstop Miguel Tejada to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 6

Away
Hunter Pence walks.
Ivan Rodriguez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Hunter Pence to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Jeff Keppinger singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Hunter Pence out at home, left fielder Nyjer Morgan to third baseman Andy LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson. Ivan Rodriguez to 2nd.
Edwin Maysonet doubles (2) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Ivan Rodriguez scores. Jeff Keppinger scores.
Brian Moehler grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Michael Bourn singles on a ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Edwin Maysonet out at home, pitcher Jesse Chavez to catcher Jason Jaramillo.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Jesse Chavez.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a fly ball to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a force out, first baseman Lance Berkman to shortstop Miguel Tejada. Ramon Vazquez out at 2nd. Nyjer Morgan to 1st.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Donnie Veal replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Miguel Tejada flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Lance Berkman called out on strikes.
Carlos Lee singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Hunter Pence walks. Carlos Lee to 2nd.
Ivan Rodriguez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Carlos Lee scores. Hunter Pence to 2nd.
Jeff Keppinger pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Brandon Moss out at 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 8

Away
Edwin Maysonet singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Brian Moehler called out on strikes.
Michael Bourn grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Edwin Maysonet out at 2nd. Michael Bourn to 1st.
Miguel Tejada grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Donnie Veal.
Eric Hinske flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez hits a ground-rule double (18) on a fly ball down the right-field line. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Donnie Veal, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Lance Berkman doubles (7) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Carlos Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Lance Berkman to 3rd.
Hunter Pence grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche walks.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Andy LaRoche hits a ground-rule double (12) on a fly ball to left-center field. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.

A wild event in yesterday’s Pirates’ game prompted the release of Version 2C of my Retrosheet Scoresheet.

Carlos Zambrano was pitching to Nate McLouth in the 7th inning, and he threw a wild pitch, allowing Nyjer Morgan to score from 3rd. Zambrano argued and was ejected. Angel Guzman entered to replace Zambrano, and continue pitching to Nate McLouth.

In this situation, you can place a “P” (for “P”ost “P”replay) in the BA column. This isn’t a perfect fix, as I haven’t considered a complex combination of “P”, “B”, and “A” codes… but this should cover 99.9% of games.

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Zach Duke (LHP) (5-4, 2.77 ERA, 39 K) @ Carlos Zambrano (RHP) (3-2, 4.64 ERA, 40 K)

2:20 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

Post Game Update

Locked in a pitchers’ dual, the Pirates trailed the Cubs 2-1 in the 7th. Nyjer Morgan singled, but advanced to 3rd on Alfonso Soriano’s error. Carlos Zambrano threw a wild pitch, scoring Morgan. Zambrado did not agree. He exploded in anger, was ejected by the home plate umpire, and he ended his day by destroying a Gatorade machine in the dugout with his bat.

Still, it wasn’t enough for the Bucs to get the series win in Chicago. Reed Johnson homered in the bottom of the 8th, and that was enough. Cubs won 5-2.

The game did reveal a weakness in my Retrosheet scoresheet. Version 2b was unable to handle a substitution following a preplay event. I will post version 2c this afternoon.

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Derrek Lee to pitcher Carlos Zambrano.

Home
Alfonso Soriano flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ryan Theriot singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Milton Bradley triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Ryan Theriot scores.
Derrek Lee walks.
Reed Johnson grounds into a force out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Delwyn Young. Milton Bradley scores. Derrek Lee out at 2nd. Reed Johnson advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by second baseman Delwyn Young.
Geovany Soto grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche walks. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss lines out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo pops out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Zach Duke lines out to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Home
Ryan Freel grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Andres Blanco grounds out softly, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Zambrano singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Alfonso Soriano pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 3

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth called out on strikes.

Home
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Milton Bradley walks. Ryan Theriot to 2nd.
Derrek Lee grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ryan Theriot to 3rd. Milton Bradley out at 2nd.
Reed Johnson grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Carlos Zambrano to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss pops out softly to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Home
Geovany Soto called out on strikes.
Ryan Freel singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Andres Blanco turns around to bat left-handed.
Andres Blanco flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Carlos Zambrano strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Defensive Substitution: Mike Fontenot replaces third baseman Ryan Freel, batting 7th, playing third base.
Zach Duke singles on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ryan Freel left the game due to an injured leg.
Nate McLouth grounds out softly to first baseman Derrek Lee. Zach Duke to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Carlos Zambrano intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, second baseman Andres Blanco to shortstop Ryan Theriot. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Home
Alfonso Soriano doubles (10) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Theriot out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Alfonso Soriano to 3rd.
Milton Bradley flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Derrek Lee grounds out, second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 6

Away
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Zach Duke strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Reed Johnson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Geovany Soto grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Fontenot singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Andres Blanco turns around to bat left-handed.
Andres Blanco flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 7

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd, on a fielding error by left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Delwyn Young pops out to catcher Geovany Soto in foul territory.
With Nate McLouth batting, wild pitch by Carlos Zambrano, Nyjer Morgan scores.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano ejected by HP umpire Mark Carlson.
Pitching Change: Angel Guzman replaces Carlos Zambrano, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth pops out to shortstop Ryan Theriot.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir replaces Angel Guzman.
Micah Hoffpauir pops out to second baseman Delwyn Young.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Milton Bradley flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Carlos Marmol replaces Angel Guzman, batting 9th, replacing Micah Hoffpauir.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo flies out softly to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th.
Derrek Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Reed Johnson homers (2) on a fly ball to left field.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Mike Fontenot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Andres Blanco doubles (1) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Geovany Soto scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jake Fox replaces Carlos Marmol.
Jake Fox doubles (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andres Blanco scores.
Alfonso Soriano pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol, batting 9th, replacing Jake Fox.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Freddy Sanchez replaces Sean Burnett.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Nyjer Morgan flies into a double play, right fielder Milton Bradley to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Freddy Sanchez doubled off 1st.
Delwyn Young walks.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

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Ian Snell (RHP) (1-5, 4.88 ERA, 36 K) @ Sean Marshall (LHP) (2-3, 3.96 ERA, 23 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

Post Game Update

This game was a no contest. The rain almost served as a mercy rule and kept our bullpen from entering the field. Try again tomorrow.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan bunt pops out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Craig Monroe grounds into a force out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Home
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Ryan Theriot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Kosuke Fukudome homers (5) on a fly ball to right field.
Milton Bradley grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Mike Fontenot doubles (6) on a fly ball to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Koyie Hill walks.
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.
Sean Marshall singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Mike Fontenot scores. Koyie Hill to 2nd.
With Alfonso Soriano batting, wild pitch by Ian Snell, Koyie Hill to 3rd.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Ian Snell called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan lines out to pitcher Sean Marshall.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Sean Marshall to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Ryan Theriot flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Kosuke Fukudome grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Milton Bradley walks.
Micah Hoffpauir doubles (6) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Milton Bradley scores.
Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Nate McLouth walks.
Craig Monroe flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nate McLouth steals (7) 2nd base.
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Nate McLouth to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome. Nate McLouth scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Koyie Hill grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Freel flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Sean Marshall flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 5

Away
Ian Snell lines out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Alfonso Soriano singles on a line drive to right fielder Craig Monroe.
With Ryan Theriot batting, Alfonso Soriano steals (5) 2nd base, . Alfonso Soriano advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Robinzon Diaz.
Ryan Theriot singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Alfonso Soriano scores.
Kosuke Fukudome walks. Ryan Theriot to 2nd.
Milton Bradley walks. Ryan Theriot to 3rd. Kosuke Fukudome to 2nd.
Micah Hoffpauir singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Ryan Theriot scores. Kosuke Fukudome to 3rd. Milton Bradley to 2nd.
Mike Fontenot singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Kosuke Fukudome scores. Milton Bradley to 3rd. Micah Hoffpauir to 2nd.
Koyie Hill strikes out swinging.
Ryan Freel grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Mike Fontenot out at 2nd.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-1, 3.30 ERA, 32 K) @ Ryan Dempster (RHP) (3-3, 4.40 ERA, 49 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Wrigley Field

The Pirates stay in Chicago and move across town for 3 games against the Cubbies.

Happy Memorial Day!

Post Game Update
The Post Gazette reported today that the Pirates haven’t shown interest in extending the contracts of Adam LaRoche, John Grabow, or Jack Wilson past this season.

Ryan Doumit is progressing. He hopes to be back on the field sometime in June.

Matt Capps was hurt by a line drive to the elbow in the 9th inning. Hopefully he’s OK.

Freddy Sanchez went 6/6 tonight.

The Pirates have 24 hits in the last 2 games.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging, catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (17) on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nate McLouth pops out to third baseman Ryan Freel.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.

Home
Alfonso Soriano walks.
Ryan Theriot doubles (9) on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche. Alfonso Soriano scores.
Milton Bradley grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Reed Johnson reaches on a fielder’s choice out, shortstop Jack Wilson to third baseman Andy LaRoche. Ryan Theriot out at 3rd.
Geovany Soto walks. Reed Johnson to 2nd.
Micah Hoffpauir lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 2

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Ryan Dempster to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jack Wilson grounds into a double play, third baseman Ryan Freel to second baseman Aaron Miles to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Jason Jaramillo out at 2nd.

Home
Ryan Freel pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Aaron Miles grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Dempster strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Paul Maholm grounds out, third baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
With Nate McLouth batting, wild pitch by Ryan Dempster, Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Nate McLouth hit by pitch.
Adam LaRoche walks. Nyjer Morgan scores. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Brandon Moss walks. Freddy Sanchez scores. Nate McLouth to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, pitcher Ryan Dempster to catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Nate McLouth out at home.

Home
Alfonso Soriano walks.
Ryan Theriot doubles (10) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alfonso Soriano to 3rd.
Milton Bradley doubles (3) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alfonso Soriano scores. Ryan Theriot scores.
Reed Johnson flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss. Milton Bradley to 3rd.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Milton Bradley scores.
Micah Hoffpauir grounds out softly, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Geovany Soto to 2nd.
Ryan Freel lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Jason Jaramillo doubles (8) on a fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
With Jack Wilson batting, throwing error by Ryan Dempster on the pickoff attempt, Jason Jaramillo to 3rd.
Jack Wilson singles on a pop up to second baseman Aaron Miles. Jason Jaramillo scores.
Paul Maholm out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Geovany Soto to second baseman Aaron Miles. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez homers (4) on a fly ball to left center field. Jack Wilson scores.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Home
Aaron Miles strikes out swinging. Wild pitch by pitcher Paul Maholm. Aaron Miles to 1st.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Bobby Scales replaces Ryan Dempster.
Bobby Scales flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Aaron Miles to 2nd.
Ryan Theriot doubles (11) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Aaron Miles scores.
Milton Bradley homers (5) on a fly ball to left center field. Ryan Theriot scores.
Reed Johnson singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Geovany Soto flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 5

Away
Pitching Change: Jose Ascanio replaces Ryan Dempster, batting 9th, replacing Bobby Scales.
Adam LaRoche grounds out sharply, second baseman Aaron Miles to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir on the infield fly rule.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Paul Maholm.
Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Reed Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Micah Hoffpauir walks.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson.
Ryan Freel out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Micah Hoffpauir to 2nd.
Aaron Miles strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Ascanio pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Neal Cotts replaces Jose Ascanio, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Nate McLouth homers (8) on a fly ball to right center field. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Adam LaRoche doubles (14) on a line drive to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Brandon Moss grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche doubles (11) on a fly ball to right fielder Milton Bradley. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Aaron Miles to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Milton Bradley grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Aaron Heilman replaces Neal Cotts, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Tom Gorzelanny grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.
Nyjer Morgan triples (4) on a fly ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ryan Theriot. Nyjer Morgan scores.
With Nate McLouth batting, Freddy Sanchez steals (4) 2nd base.
Nate McLouth walks.
Adam LaRoche reaches on a fielder’s choice, fielded by third baseman Ryan Freel. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Reed Johnson walks.
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Geovany Soto walks. Reed Johnson to 2nd.
Micah Hoffpauir grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Reed Johnson to 3rd. Geovany Soto out at 2nd.
Ryan Freel singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth, deflected by pitcher Evan Meek. Reed Johnson scores.
Aaron Miles singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Ryan Freel to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Carlos Zambrano replaces Aaron Heilman.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Carlos Zambrano strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: David Patton replaces Aaron Heilman, batting 9th, replacing Carlos Zambrano.
Andy LaRoche singles on a fly ball to center fielder Reed Johnson.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jesse Chavez.
Delwyn Young walks.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Theriot pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Milton Bradley grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Brandon Moss grounds out softly, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Micah Hoffpauir.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Reed Johnson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to third baseman Andy LaRoche, deflected by pitcher Matt Capps.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Matt Capps, batting 9th.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out on a foul tip.
Ryan Freel walks. Geovany Soto to 2nd.
Aaron Miles grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Ryan Freel out at 2nd.

Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-2, 5.21 ERA, 16 K) @ Mark Buehrle (LHP) (6-1, 2.77 ERA, 33 K)

2:05 P.M. EST @ U.S. Cellular Field

Post Game Update
16 hits, including 3 when the Pirates were down to their last out helped the Pirates get a win against the Chicago White Sox. Down 1, with 2 outs in the ninth, Jack Wilson hit a home run to tie the game. Nyjer Morgan followed with a double and Delwyn Young knocked him in to score the go-ahead run. Matt Capps finally showed some command, striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth. Hopefully Joe Kerrigan’s adjustments are starting to make a difference.

The Bucs made some bone-headed base-running mistakes, but I’ll take the win.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Scott Podsednik.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Brian Anderson.
Craig Monroe singles on a fly ball to right fielder Brian Anderson. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd.
Eric Hinske hits a ground-rule double (6) on a ground ball down the right-field line. Freddy Sanchez scores. Craig Monroe to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Scott Podsednik grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Alexei Ramirez pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Jim Thome flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 2

Away
Brandon Moss flies out to center fielder Scott Podsednik.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Alexei Ramirez to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to right fielder Brian Anderson.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a fly ball to center fielder Scott Podsednik. Jack Wilson out at 3rd on the throw, center fielder Scott Podsednik to third baseman Josh Fields.

Home
Paul Konerko pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
A. J. Pierzynski flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Carlos Quentin doubles (5) on a line drive to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brian Anderson homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Carlos Quentin scores.
Chris Getz grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Inning 3

Away
Delwyn Young grounds out, second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Quentin.
Craig Monroe singles on a line drive to center fielder Scott Podsednik. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Eric Hinske lines into a double play, second baseman Chris Getz to shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Freddy Sanchez doubled off 2nd.

Home
Josh Fields grounds out softly, pitcher Jeff Karstens to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Scott Podsednik lines out sharply to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Alexei Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Alexei Ramirez to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Brandon Moss grounds out, first baseman Paul Konerko to pitcher Mark Buehrle.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Scott Podsednik.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, third baseman Josh Fields to second baseman Chris Getz. Robinzon Diaz out at 2nd.

Home
Jim Thome grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Paul Konerko flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
A. J. Pierzynski strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp ground ball to shortstop Alexei Ramirez, deflected by third baseman Josh Fields.
Delwyn Young grounds into a double play, shortstop Alexei Ramirez to second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Paul Konerko. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Brian Anderson.

Home
Carlos Quentin flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brian Anderson singles on a bunt ground ball to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Chris Getz grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske. Brian Anderson to 2nd.
Josh Fields singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss. Brian Anderson scores.
Scott Podsednik flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Craig Monroe grounds out, shortstop Alexei Ramirez to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Eric Hinske grounds out, first baseman Paul Konerko to pitcher Mark Buehrle.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Brian Anderson.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brian Anderson. Brandon Moss out at 2nd on the throw, right fielder Brian Anderson to shortstop Alexei Ramirez to first baseman Paul Konerko.

Home
Alexei Ramirez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Jim Thome grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Alexei Ramirez to 2nd.
Paul Konerko walks.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jeff Karstens.
A. J. Pierzynski pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson on the infield fly rule.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett.
Carlos Quentin pops out to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Inning 7

Away
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to right fielder Brian Anderson.
Jack Wilson pops out to shortstop Alexei Ramirez.
Nyjer Morgan lines out to left fielder Carlos Quentin.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Home
Brian Anderson flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Chris Getz singles on a line drive to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Chris Getz out at 2nd, center fielder Nyjer Morgan to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Josh Fields strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Octavio Dotel replaces Mark Buehrle.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Alexei Ramirez to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.
Eric Hinske homers (1) on a fly ball to right field.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jesse Chavez.
Scott Podsednik singles on a soft ground ball to catcher Robinzon Diaz.
Alexei Ramirez out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher John Grabow to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Scott Podsednik to 2nd.
Jim Thome called out on strikes.
John Grabow intentionally walks Paul Konerko.
A. J. Pierzynski lines out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Bobby Jenks replaces Octavio Dotel.
Brandon Moss grounds out, pitcher Bobby Jenks to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Jack Wilson homers (1) on a fly ball to left field.
Nyjer Morgan doubles (5) on a line drive to right fielder Brian Anderson.
Delwyn Young singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Carlos Quentin. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to left fielder Carlos Quentin.

Home
Defensive switch from center field to left field for Nyjer Morgan.
Defensive Substitution: Nate McLouth replaces right fielder Delwyn Young, batting 2nd, playing center field.
Defensive switch from left field to right field for Brandon Moss.
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow.
Carlos Quentin strikes out swinging.
Brian Anderson strikes out swinging.
Chris Getz strikes out swinging.

Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-3, 4.31 ERA, 23 K) @ Clayton Richard (LHP) (0-0, 4.33 ERA, 15 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ U.S. Cellular Field

Post Game Update
The Delwyn Young trade was completed today. Eric Krebs (a AA relief pitcher) was the player to be named later. The Pirates also sent $1 in cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

For the second consecutive game, the Pirates had no answer for White Sox pitchers. The Pirates got shut out for the second consecutive game.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, third baseman Josh Fields to second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Paul Konerko. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Paul Konerko.

Home
Scott Podsednik grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alexei Ramirez pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Jermaine Dye strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Clayton Richard to first baseman Paul Konerko.
Delwyn Young walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jermaine Dye. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Jermaine Dye.

Home
Jim Thome grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Paul Konerko strikes out swinging.
Carlos Quentin grounds out, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Scott Podsednik.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez called out on strikes.

Home
A. J. Pierzynski doubles (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Josh Fields reaches on a fielder’s choice out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to third baseman Andy LaRoche. Pierzynski out at 3rd.
Chris Getz grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Fields to 2nd.
Scott Podsednik walks.
Alexei Ramirez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Craig Monroe singles on a ground ball to left fielder Carlos Quentin.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.

Home
Jermaine Dye reaches on a throwing error by shortstop Jack Wilson. Jermaine Dye to 2nd.
Jim Thome flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Paul Konerko singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth, deflected by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Jermaine Dye scores.
Carlos Quentin flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
A. J. Pierzynski lines out softly to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder Carlos Quentin.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to right fielder Jermaine Dye.
Jack Wilson called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Paul Konerko.

Home
Josh Fields pops out softly to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Chris Getz singles on a sharp line drive to second baseman Freddy Sanchez, deflected by first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Scott Podsednik flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Alexei Ramirez homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Chris Getz scores.
Jermaine Dye grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 6

Away
Freddy Sanchez doubles (16) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Quentin.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Carlos Quentin.
Craig Monroe walks.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young grounds into a force out, fielded by third baseman Josh Fields. Freddy Sanchez out at 3rd.

Home
Jim Thome called out on strikes.
Paul Konerko flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Carlos Quentin grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Defensive switch from center field to left field for Scott Podsednik.
Defensive Substitution: Brian Anderson replaces left fielder Carlos Quentin, batting 6th, playing center field.
Pitching Change: Octavio Dotel replaces Clayton Richard.
Andy LaRoche walks.
With Jason Jaramillo batting, Andy LaRoche steals (2) 2nd base.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to third baseman Josh Fields in foul territory.
Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Josh Fields.
Pitching Change: Matt Thornton replaces Octavio Dotel.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.

Home
A. J. Pierzynski pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Josh Fields singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Chris Getz strikes out on a foul tip and Josh Fields caught stealing 2nd, catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Inning 8

Away
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Craig Monroe flies out to right fielder Jermaine Dye.

Home
Scott Podsednik flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Alexei Ramirez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jermaine Dye homers (11) on a fly ball to left field.
Jim Thome walks.
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Paul Konerko flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Scott Linebrink replaces Matt Thornton.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Delwyn Young pops out to third baseman Josh Fields.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Scott Podsednik.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Jason Jaramillo.
With Brandon Moss batting, Andy LaRoche advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.