Gil Meche (RHP) (4-6, 4.11 ERA, 68 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Home runs from Nyjer Morgan, Jason Jaramillo, and Jack Wilson gave the Pirates enough offense to defeat the Royals tonight.

Virgil Vasquez’s Pirate debut (taking over for the self-demoted Ian Snell) was successful. 6 innings, 4 hits, 7 strikeouts and 2 ER.

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Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus called out on strikes.
Mitch Maier grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Billy Butler walks.
Jose Guillen called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Mitch Maier.

Inning 2

Away
Mark Teahen walks.
Alberto Callaspo doubles (19) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mark Teahen scores.
Miguel Olivo doubles (9) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alberto Callaspo scores.
Tony Pena hit into a fielder’s choice double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Miguel Olivo out at 3rd. Tony Pena out at 2nd.
Gil Meche strikes out swinging.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 3

Away
David DeJesus flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mitch Maier strikes out swinging.
Billy Butler singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jose Guillen pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Virgil Vasquez strikes out on a foul tip.
Andrew McCutchen hit by pitch.
Nyjer Morgan homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 4

Away
Mark Teahen grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Miguel Olivo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Billy Butler in foul territory.
Jason Jaramillo homers (3) on a fly ball to right field.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Virgil Vasquez strikes out swinging, catcher Miguel Olivo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 5

Away
Tony Pena grounds out softly, pitcher Virgil Vasquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Gil Meche lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
David DeJesus grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen walks.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (4) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft bunt ground ball to third baseman Mark Teahen. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Mitch Maier. Andrew McCutchen scores.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Miguel Olivo to shortstop Tony Pena.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 6

Away
Mitch Maier strikes out on a foul tip.
Billy Butler strikes out on a foul tip.
Jose Guillen doubles (8) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark Teahen strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Juan Cruz replaces Gil Meche, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson homers (3) on a fly ball to left field.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Virgil Vasquez.
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Virgil Vasquez, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Miguel Olivo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Tony Pena called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 8

Away
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Willie Bloomquist replaces Juan Cruz.
Willie Bloomquist grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
David DeJesus lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brayan Pena replaces Mitch Maier.
Brayan Pena singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Brayan Pena out at 2nd, right fielder Brandon Moss to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Pitching Change: Jamey Wright replaces Juan Cruz, batting 2nd, replacing Brayan Pena.
Willie Bloomquist remains in the game as the center fielder.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Billy Butler grounds out softly, pitcher Matt Capps to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Guillen grounds out sharply, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mark Teahen homers (9) on a fly ball to left center field.
Alberto Callaspo reaches on a missed catch error by pitcher Matt Capps, assist to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Olivo singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alberto Callaspo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs replaces Tony Pena.
Mike Jacobs called out on strikes.

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