Congratulations to Andrew McCutchen, Baseball America’s Rookie of the Year!

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Also, congratulations to Garrett Jones who was named to Baseball America’s 2009 All Rookie Team.

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Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (7-6, 4.41 ERA, 52 K) @ Ricky Nolasco (RHP) (5-6, 5.99 ERA, 70 K)

1:10 P.M. EST @ Land Shark Stadium

Post Game Updates
There weren’t many Pirate highlights tonight. 3 hits. Ross Ohlendorf allowed 5 in 5 innings. Andrew McCutchen managed to go 2-4, keeping his average at .300. On to Houston.

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Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-1, 4.09 ERA, 7 K) @ Chris Volstad (RHP) (5-7, 4.63 ERA, 70 K)

6:10 P.M. EST @ Land Shark Stadium

Post Game Updates
Two rain delays couldn’t keep Charlie Morton from his first Pirate victory. He allowed just 1 hit and struck out 4 in six innings of work. Pirate home runs came from unlikely sources: Brandon Moss and Ramon Vazquez. McCutchen went 2-5 with an RBI and Jack Wilson went 1-5 with 2 RBIs.

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Cliff Lee (LHP) (4-6, 2.94 ERA, 74 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (6-6, 4.94 ERA, 42 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
Ross Ohlendorf outpitched Cliff Lee in tonight’s rubber-match against the Cleveland Indians. Ohlendorf allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings. John Grabow and Matt Capps closed things out.

Andrew McCutchen was strong once again at the plate, going 2-4 with 2 RBI and a run. Jack Wilson went 3-3.

Interleague play continues against the Kansas City Royals.

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Inning 1

Away
Jamey Carroll flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mark DeRosa grounds out softly, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Victor Martinez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Shin-Soo Choo singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Victor Martinez to 2nd.
Jhonny Peralta grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen lines out to second baseman Jamey Carroll.
Nyjer Morgan reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a force out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to second baseman Jamey Carroll. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd. Freddy Sanchez to 1st.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 2

Away
Ben Francisco pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson in foul territory.
Luis Valbuena strikes out swinging.
Kelly Shoppach walks.
Cliff Lee strikes out swinging.

Home
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Brandon Moss lines out softly to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.

Inning 3

Away
Jamey Carroll singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mark DeRosa grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jamey Carroll out at 2nd.
Victor Martinez walks.
Shin-Soo Choo doubles (12) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Victor Martinez scores.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Jack Wilson singles on a sharp line drive to shortstop Luis Valbuena, deflected by pitcher Cliff Lee.
Ross Ohlendorf called out on strikes.
Andrew McCutchen grounds into a force out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to second baseman Jamey Carroll. Jack Wilson out at 2nd. Andrew McCutchen to 1st.
Nyjer Morgan pops out to third baseman Jhonny Peralta in foul territory.

Inning 4

Away
Ben Francisco pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Luis Valbuena grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kelly Shoppach lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Adam LaRoche grounds out sharply, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 5

Away
Cliff Lee flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jamey Carroll lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mark DeRosa grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Ben Francisco.
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Victor Martinez homers (13) on a fly ball to center field.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jhonny Peralta grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ben Francisco walks.
With Luis Valbuena batting, Ben Francisco steals (11) 2nd base.
Luis Valbuena grounds out, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen doubles (4) on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Pittsburgh Pirates Manager John Russell ejected by HP umpire Jerry Layne.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Victor Martinez. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Ben Francisco. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Kelly Shoppach flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Cliff Lee flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jamey Carroll grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche walks.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo out on a sacrifice bunt, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to second baseman Jamey Carroll. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Cliff Lee intentionally walks Jack Wilson.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Delwyn Young flies out to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Andrew McCutchen walks. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a force out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to second baseman Jamey Carroll. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Mark DeRosa walks.
Victor Martinez flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Shin-Soo Choo strikes out swinging.
With Jhonny Peralta batting, Mark DeRosa steals (1) 2nd base.
Jhonny Peralta walks.
Ben Francisco walks. Mark DeRosa to 3rd. Jhonny Peralta to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ryan Garko replaces Luis Valbuena.
Ryan Garko strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Defensive switch from second base to third base for Jamey Carroll.
Defensive switch from third base to shortstop for Jhonny Peralta.
Defensive Substitution: Josh Barfield replaces Ryan Garko, batting 7th, playing second base.
Pitching Change: Joe Smith replaces Cliff Lee, batting 9th.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche walks. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Rafael Perez replaces Joe Smith, batting 9th.
Brandon Moss walks. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, shortstop Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Victor Martinez. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Kelly Shoppach flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Travis Hafner replaces Rafael Perez.
Travis Hafner strikes out swinging.
Jamey Carroll grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Herges replaces Rafael Perez, batting 9th, replacing Travis Hafner.
Jack Wilson singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Matt Capps.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
With Andrew McCutchen batting, Jack Wilson steals (2) 3rd base.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Jack Wilson scores. Eric Hinske to 2nd.

David Huff (LHP) (2-2, 7.09 ERA, 21 K) @ Ian Snell (RHP) (2-7, 5.08 ERA, 51 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates:
The Pirates lost their 5th game in a row tonight, and their second in a row by the score of 5-4.

Ian Snell only made it 2.2 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 4 hits.

The Pirate bats were kept relatively silent until the bottom of the 9th. Down 5-0, the Pirates scored 4 runs.

Adam LaRoche homers.
Robinzon Diaz singles.
Andy LaRoche grounds out 6-3, Diaz to 2nd.
Brandon Moss doubles. Robinzon Diaz scores.
Jack Wilson doubles. Brandon Moss scores.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles. Jack Wilson scores.
Andrew McCutchen steals 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche flies out to right.

The 9th inning rally was just a bit too little too late in this tough loss for the Bucs.

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Inning 1

Away
Jamey Carroll flies out to right fielder Steve Pearce.
Grady Sizemore singles on a ground ball to right fielder Steve Pearce.
Victor Martinez grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Grady Sizemore to 2nd.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen lines out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, first baseman Chris Gimenez to pitcher David Huff.

Inning 2

Away
Mark DeRosa grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Luis Valbuena flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Andy LaRoche pops out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Steve Pearce flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.

Inning 3

Away
Chris Gimenez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
David Huff out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Ian Snell to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Chris Gimenez to 2nd.
Jamey Carroll walks.
Grady Sizemore triples (2) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Chris Gimenez scores. Jamey Carroll scores.
Victor Martinez walks.
Shin-Soo Choo walks. Victor Martinez to 2nd.
Mark DeRosa called out on strikes.
Jhonny Peralta singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Grady Sizemore scores. Victor Martinez scores. Shin-Soo Choo to 3rd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th.
Luis Valbuena pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jeff Karstens grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to pitcher David Huff.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.

Inning 4

Away
Chris Gimenez grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Huff called out on strikes.
Jamey Carroll lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.

Inning 5

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Grady Sizemore called out on strikes.
Victor Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Shin-Soo Choo singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark DeRosa pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Steve Pearce grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Jack Wilson doubles (15) on a ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Sean Burnett.
Eric Hinske walks.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a force out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to second baseman Jamey Carroll. Eric Hinske out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Jhonny Peralta homers (4) on a fly ball to right field.
Luis Valbuena called out on strikes.
Chris Gimenez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Huff grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Freddy Sanchez lines out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.

Inning 7

Away
Jamey Carroll grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Grady Sizemore grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Victor Martinez flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Steve Pearce flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Jhonny Peralta in foul territory.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Evan Meek.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mark DeRosa walks.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Luis Valbuena pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Chris Gimenez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Josh Barfield replaces David Huff.
Josh Barfield called out on strikes.
Jamey Carroll strikes out swinging.
Grady Sizemore called out on strikes.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Herges replaces David Huff, batting 9th, replacing Josh Barfield.
Adam LaRoche homers (10) on a fly ball to right center field.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Chris Gimenez. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Steve Pearce.
Brandon Moss doubles (14) on a line drive to right fielder Mark DeRosa. Robinzon Diaz scores.
Pitching Change: Kerry Wood replaces Matt Herges, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson doubles (16) on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo, deflected by third baseman Jhonny Peralta. Brandon Moss scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Matt Capps.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Jack Wilson scores.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (3) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (4-3, 4.23 ERA, 54 K) @ Jorge De La Rosa (LHP) (2-7, 5.81 ERA, 76 K)

3:10 P.M. EST @ Coors Field

Post Game Updates
On Fathers’ Day, the Colorado Rockies finished their 3 game sweep against the Bucs.

Paul Maholm got off to a rough start, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings. Jeff Karstens and Steven Jackson finshed the game well, but the Pirate bats couldn’t quite generate the necessary run support.

McCutchen went 2-5 with 2 runs and Sanchez went 2-4 with a run and 3 RBI, but the Pirates still dropped the series finale 5-4.

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Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen triples (5) on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Delwyn Young hit by pitch. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche walks. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Steve Pearce strikes out swinging.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, pitcher Jorge De La Rosa to first baseman Garrett Atkins.

Home
Dexter Fowler singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson, deflected by pitcher Paul Maholm.
Clint Barmes walks. Dexter Fowler to 2nd.
Ryan Spilborghs out on a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Paul Maholm. Dexter Fowler to 3rd. Clint Barmes to 2nd.
Brad Hawpe strikes out swinging.
Troy Tulowitzki walks.
Garrett Atkins strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Freddy Sanchez homers (6) on a fly ball to left field. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Home
Ian Stewart grounds out, first baseman Steve Pearce to pitcher Paul Maholm.
Paul Phillips walks.
Jorge De La Rosa out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Paul Maholm to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Paul Phillips to 2nd.
Dexter Fowler singles on a line drive to left fielder Delwyn Young. Paul Phillips scores. Dexter Fowler advances to 2nd, on a fielding error by left fielder Delwyn Young.
Clint Barmes doubles (16) on a soft line drive to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Dexter Fowler scores.
Ryan Spilborghs doubles (14) on a line drive to left fielder Delwyn Young. Clint Barmes scores.
Brad Hawpe strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Eric Hinske grounds out, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Andy LaRoche grounds out sharply, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Steve Pearce flies out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.

Home
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
With Garrett Atkins batting, wild pitch by Paul Maholm, Troy Tulowitzki to 2nd.
Garrett Atkins singles on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Troy Tulowitzki scores. Garrett Atkins to 2nd on the throw.
Ian Stewart strikes out swinging.
Paul Phillips pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Jorge De La Rosa grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Steve Pearce.

Inning 4

Away
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to third baseman Ian Stewart.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Garrett Atkins. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen pops out to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Home
Dexter Fowler called out on strikes.
Clint Barmes homers (8) on a fly ball to left field.
Ryan Spilborghs strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Steve Pearce.
Brad Hawpe strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out sharply, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Delwyn Young grounds out softly, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Eric Hinske strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Garrett Atkins walks. Troy Tulowitzki to 2nd.
Ian Stewart flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Troy Tulowitzki to 3rd.
Double play, Troy Tulowitzki caught stealing home, catcher Robinzon Diaz to shortstop Jack Wilson. Troy Tulowitzki out at home. Garrett Atkins out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd, left fielder Ryan Spilborghs to second baseman Clint Barmes.
Steve Pearce walks.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Ian Stewart to second baseman Clint Barmes. Steve Pearce out at 2nd. Robinzon Diaz to 1st.
With Jack Wilson batting, throwing error by Paul Phillips on the pickoff attempt, Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Jack Wilson walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Paul Maholm.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Robinzon Diaz scores. Jack Wilson to 3rd.
Pitching Change: Josh Fogg replaces Jorge De La Rosa, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen grounds into a force out, third baseman Ian Stewart to second baseman Clint Barmes. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Paul Phillips grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Steve Pearce.
Josh Fogg grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Steve Pearce.
Dexter Fowler walks.
Clint Barmes strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Pitching Change: Randy Flores replaces Josh Fogg, batting 9th.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.

Home
Ryan Spilborghs flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Brad Hawpe flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a soft ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Garrett Atkins flies out to left fielder Delwyn Young.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Joel Peralta replaces Randy Flores, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Adam LaRoche replaces Steve Pearce.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche remains in the game as the first baseman.
Ian Stewart grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Paul Phillips singles on a line drive to left fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Seth Smith replaces Joel Peralta.
Seth Smith doubles (4) on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Paul Phillips to 3rd.
Jeff Karstens intentionally walks Dexter Fowler.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Clint Barmes pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson on the infield fly rule.
Ryan Spilborghs grounds out, pitcher Steven Jackson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Huston Street replaces Joel Peralta, batting 9th, replacing Seth Smith.
Jack Wilson flies out to left fielder Ryan Spilborghs.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Steven Jackson.
Ramon Vazquez flies out to left fielder Ryan Spilborghs.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Ryan Spilborghs.

Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 K) @ Jason Hammel (RHP) (4-3, 4.10 ERA, 42 K)

8:10 P.M. EST @ Coors Field

Craig Monroe was designated for assignment, and Steven Pearce was recalled from AAA-Indianapolis. Charlie Morton gives his “1st” start for the Pirates a 2nd chance. He takes the mound against Jason Hammel, tonight at 8:10 at Coors Field.

Post Game Updates
Tonight’s loss to the Rockies is very very frustrating.

Down 4-2 after 6 innings, the Pirates got a 4 runs 7th, and they added a run in the 8th to take a 7-4 lead.

The bullpen couldn’t hold it, and the Rockies scored 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to finish a 9-7 victory.

Charlie Morton did his job, holding the Rockies to 2 runs after 5. Sean Burnett didn’t pitch well in the 6th, but Pirate batters bailed him out in the 7th. John Grabow was a disaster in the 8th, and Jesse Chavez was no better in the 9th.

Nyjer Morgan was 4-5 with a run and an RBI. McCutchen was 1-5 with a run and 3 RBI. Brandon Moss went 3-4.

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Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out sharply, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Dexter Fowler grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes pops out to pitcher Charlie Morton.
Todd Helton strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Brandon Moss doubles (12) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to first baseman Todd Helton.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Brad Hawpe called out on strikes.
Troy Tulowitzki walks.
Ian Stewart doubles (8) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Troy Tulowitzki scores.
Carlos Gonzalez flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ian Stewart to 3rd.
Chris Iannetta walks.
Jason Hammel grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Chris Iannetta out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Charlie Morton lines out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (23) on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.

Home
Dexter Fowler flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan in foul territory.
Clint Barmes strikes out swinging.
Todd Helton singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Brad Hawpe grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, pitcher Jason Hammel to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Home
Troy Tulowitzki called out on strikes.
Ian Stewart triples (1) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Gonzalez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ian Stewart scores.
With Chris Iannetta batting, Carlos Gonzalez steals (3) 2nd base.
Chris Iannetta lines into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Gonzalez doubled off 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Charlie Morton grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Home
Jason Hammel grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Dexter Fowler singles on a ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
With Clint Barmes batting, Dexter Fowler steals (12) 2nd base.
Clint Barmes pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Todd Helton flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 6

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Jason Hammel.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Jason Hammel to first baseman Todd Helton. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche lines out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th.
Brad Hawpe grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ian Stewart homers (13) on a fly ball to center field. Troy Tulowitzki scores.
Carlos Gonzalez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chris Iannetta singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jason Hammel grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Sean Burnett.
Delwyn Young walks. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Matt Daley replaces Jason Hammel, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen triples (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores. Delwyn Young scores.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Alan Embree replaces Matt Daley, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche lines into a double play, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton. Nyjer Morgan doubled off 1st.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Dexter Fowler grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Todd Helton grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Andy LaRoche doubles (14) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Brandon Moss doubles (13) on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler, deflected by second baseman Clint Barmes. Andy LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Joel Peralta replaces Alan Embree, batting 2nd.
Defensive Substitution: Omar Quintanilla replaces pitcher Alan Embree, batting 9th, playing second base.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Jack Wilson ground bunts into a force out, pitcher Joel Peralta to third baseman Ian Stewart. Brandon Moss out at 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd. Jack Wilson to 1st.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Steven Jackson.
With Eric Hinske batting, Joel Peralta picks off Jason Jaramillo at 2nd on throw to Troy Tulowitzki.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Brad Hawpe walks.
Troy Tulowitzki strikes out swinging.
Ian Stewart strikes out swinging.
Carlos Gonzalez singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Brad Hawpe to 2nd.
Chris Iannetta homers (10) on a fly ball to center field. Brad Hawpe scores. Carlos Gonzalez scores.
Omar Quintanilla strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Huston Street replaces Joel Peralta, batting 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging. Nyjer Morgan steals (17) 2nd base. Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Chris Iannetta.
Huston Street intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to second baseman Omar Quintanilla. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Dexter Fowler flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Seth Smith replaces Huston Street.
Seth Smith singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Todd Helton homers (9) on a fly ball to right center field. Seth Smith scores.

Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (6-5, 4.56 ERA, 39 K) @ Jason Marquis (RHP) (8-4, 3.77 ERA, 41 K)

9:10 P.M. EST @ Coors Field

Post Game Update
The Pirates opened their 3 game series in Colorado tonight. The Rockies are hot under the direction of their new manager Jim Tracy (yes, we all remember him).

The Pirates’ offense was wimpy, but Jack Wilson hit a solo HR in the 7th. Eric Hinske and Andrew McCutchen knocked in two after-the-fact runs in the top of the 9th.

Ross Ohlendorf wasn’t sharp, surrendering 6 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings. Burnett and Meek pitched well. Matt Capps got an inning of work in the 8th, and he gave up a hit and a run.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan hit by pitch.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd, hit by batted ball, second baseman Clint Barmes unassisted.
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Dexter Fowler doubles (17) on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Clint Barmes grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Dexter Fowler to 3rd.
With Todd Helton batting, passed ball by Robinzon Diaz, Dexter Fowler scores.
Todd Helton grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brad Hawpe singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
With Troy Tulowitzki batting, Brad Hawpe caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Inning 2

Away
Delwyn Young walks.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Ian Stewart to second baseman Clint Barmes. Delwyn Young out at 2nd. Robinzon Diaz to 1st.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Troy Tulowitzki homers (10) on a fly ball to center field.
Ian Stewart singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Carlos Gonzalez batting, Ian Stewart steals (4) 2nd base.
Carlos Gonzalez lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Chris Iannetta called out on strikes.
Jason Marquis flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 3

Away
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, pitcher Jason Marquis to first baseman Todd Helton.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.

Home
Dexter Fowler lines out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Clint Barmes flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Todd Helton doubles (16) on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Brad Hawpe doubles (24) on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young. Todd Helton scores.
Troy Tulowitzki pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Todd Helton to pitcher Jason Marquis.
Delwyn Young walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Ian Stewart strikes out swinging.
Carlos Gonzalez flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Chris Iannetta grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Robinzon Diaz grounds out sharply, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Todd Helton.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Jason Marquis singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young. Jason Marquis advances to 2nd, on a fielding error by right fielder Delwyn Young.
Dexter Fowler out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jason Marquis to 3rd.
Clint Barmes out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Delwyn Young. Jason Marquis scores.
Todd Helton singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brad Hawpe homers (10) on a fly ball to center field. Todd Helton scores.
Troy Tulowitzki strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Andrew McCutchen doubles (3) on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Delwyn Young grounds out to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Ian Stewart flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Gonzalez strikes out swinging.
Chris Iannetta called out on strikes.

Inning 7

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Jack Wilson homers (2) on a fly ball to left field.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Sean Burnett.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Jason Marquis called out on strikes.
Dexter Fowler grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Inning 8

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd.
Delwyn Young grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Todd Helton doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Brad Hawpe grounds out sharply, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Todd Helton to 3rd.
Troy Tulowitzki out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Todd Helton scores.
Ian Stewart pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 9

Away
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, second baseman Clint Barmes to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd. Robinzon Diaz to 1st.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, pitcher Jason Marquis to first baseman Todd Helton. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Matt Capps.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Robinzon Diaz scores.
Andrew McCutchen triples (3) on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Eric Hinske scores.
Pitching Change: Alan Embree replaces Jason Marquis, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Dontrelle Willis (LHP) (1-3, 6.60 ERA, 16 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-5, 4.82 ERA, 37 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

The Stanley Cup is coming to PNC Park today, and Bill Guerin is throwing out the first pitch.

STANLEY CUP

Post Game Updates
Tonight’s game was interesting. It was old-school night at PNC Park. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Pirates defeating the Tigers in the World Series. Everything at PNC Park was imitated to make it look more like 1909. Baggy uniforms, no mascots, and a plain looking scoreboard made for a unique night at the park.

Ross Ohlendorf pitched 6 nice innings to get the win in today’s rubber match. Grabow and Capps pitched well to close out the 8th and 9th.

Andrew McCutchen went 2-3 with 2 runs. Freddy Sanchez went 2-4 with 2 runs. Delwyn Young went 3-4 with a run.

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Don Kelly doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Ramon Santiago out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Eric Hinske. Don Kelly to 3rd.
Josh Anderson grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Miguel Cabrera strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Home
Andrew McCutchen walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a fly ball to center fielder Curtis Granderson. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a bunt ground ball to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe walks. Andrew McCutchen scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Delwyn Young grounds into a force out, first baseman Miguel Cabrera to catcher Gerald Laird. Andy LaRoche out at home. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Craig Monroe to 2nd. Delwyn Young to 1st.
Eric Hinske walks. Freddy Sanchez scores. Craig Monroe to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Curtis Granderson. Craig Monroe scores. Delwyn Young to 3rd.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Curtis Granderson.

Inning 2

Away
Curtis Granderson pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Brandon Inge pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Gerald Laird flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

Home
Ross Ohlendorf walks.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Ross Ohlendorf to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, third baseman Brandon Inge to second baseman Ramon Santiago. Ross Ohlendorf to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, third baseman Brandon Inge to second baseman Ramon Santiago to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Adam Everett pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Dontrelle Willis grounds out, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Don Kelly pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Craig Monroe walks.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to right fielder Josh Anderson. Craig Monroe to 3rd.
Eric Hinske walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz pops out to second baseman Ramon Santiago on the infield fly rule.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the infield fly rule.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, shortstop Adam Everett to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 4

Away
Ramon Santiago walks.
Josh Anderson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Craig Monroe. Ramon Santiago to 3rd.
Miguel Cabrera grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Josh Anderson out at 2nd. Miguel Cabrera to 1st.
Curtis Granderson grounds into a double play, first baseman Eric Hinske to shortstop Jack Wilson. Ramon Santiago scores. Miguel Cabrera out at 2nd.

Home
Andrew McCutchen walks.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (2) 2nd base.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Miguel Cabrera to pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Josh Anderson. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to left fielder Don Kelly. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Eric Hinske walks. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Zach Miner replaces Dontrelle Willis, batting 9th.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Curtis Granderson. Freddy Sanchez scores. Delwyn Young scores. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Jack Wilson flies out to left fielder Don Kelly.

Inning 5

Away
Brandon Inge flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Gerald Laird grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Adam Everett hit by pitch.
Zach Miner strikes out swinging.

Home
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, pitcher Zach Miner to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Don Kelly walks.
Ramon Santiago pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
With Josh Anderson batting, throwing error by Ross Ohlendorf on the pickoff attempt, Don Kelly to 2nd.
Josh Anderson pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Miguel Cabrera pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Ramon Santiago.
Craig Monroe called out on strikes.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to right fielder Josh Anderson.
Eric Hinske walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, shortstop Adam Everett to third baseman Brandon Inge. Delwyn Young out at 3rd.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Curtis Granderson walks.
Brandon Inge grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Curtis Granderson out at 2nd. Brandon Inge to 1st.
Gerald Laird singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Brandon Inge to 2nd.
Adam Everett grounds into a force out, fielded by third baseman Andy LaRoche. Brandon Inge out at 3rd. Gerald Laird to 2nd. Adam Everett to 1st.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Marcus Thames replaces Zach Miner.
Marcus Thames singles on a line drive to left fielder Craig Monroe. Gerald Laird to 3rd. Adam Everett to 2nd.
Don Kelly singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young. Gerald Laird scores. Adam Everett scores. Marcus Thames to 3rd.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Placido Polanco replaces Ramon Santiago.
Placido Polanco flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

Home
Pitching Change: Nate Robertson replaces Zach Miner, batting 1st, replacing left fielder Don Kelly.
Placido Polanco remains in the game as the second baseman.
Marcus Thames remains in the game as the left fielder.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Brandon Inge to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Sean Burnett.
Brandon Moss hit by pitch.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcus Thames. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Brandon Inge to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Nate Robertson intentionally walks Freddy Sanchez.
Craig Monroe grounds into a force out, third baseman Brandon Inge to second baseman Placido Polanco. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Defensive Substitution: Nyjer Morgan replaces left fielder Craig Monroe, batting 4th, playing left field.
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn replaces Josh Anderson.
Ryan Raburn walks.
Miguel Cabrera pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Curtis Granderson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Ryan Raburn to 2nd.
Brandon Inge flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Pitching Change: Joel Zumaya replaces Nate Robertson, batting 1st.
Ryan Raburn remains in the game as the right fielder.
Delwyn Young walks.
Eric Hinske called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Curtis Granderson.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Gerald Laird walks.
Adam Everett grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Gerald Laird out at 2nd.
Marcus Thames strikes out swinging.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (4-2, 3.94 ERA, 42 K) @ Javier Vazquez (RHP) (4-5, 3.54 ERA, 93 K)

1:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

The final game of this series, in which every game has been decided by 1 run, starts today at 1:00.

Go Bucs!

Post Game Update

Paul Maholm and Javier Vazquez were locked in a pitchers’ duel. The two combined for 21 strikeouts.

Delwyn Young hit his first home run as a Pirate to tie the game at 1. Young’s homered finally ended the Pirates’ homerless streak of 323 plate appearances.

After having a tough day, Andrew McCutchen came up big in the 9th by hitting a leadoff single. Nyjer Morgan sacrificed him to 2nd. Freddy Sanchez grounded out to move him to 3rd. Bobby Cox then made the surprising move of intentionally walking Adam LaRoche to pitch to hotter-hitting brother Andy. Andy poked a single up the middle to score McCutchen and brother Adam to take the lead.

Big Bull Rider Matt Capps shut things down in the 9th.

It feels good to leave Atlanta with a split.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez called out on strikes.

Home
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Yunel Escobar grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chipper Jones grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Barbaro Canizares.
Andy LaRoche singles on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Delwyn Young strikes out on a foul tip.
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.

Home
Barbaro Canizares called out on strikes.
Matt Diaz strikes out swinging.
Jeff Francoeur singles on a sharp ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
David Ross strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Paul Maholm grounds out softly to first baseman Barbaro Canizares.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Kelly Johnson strikes out swinging.
Javier Vazquez strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nate McLouth walks.
Yunel Escobar called out on strikes.

Inning 4

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Barbaro Canizares.
Adam LaRoche lines out to pitcher Javier Vazquez.

Home
Chipper Jones pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Barbaro Canizares grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Matt Diaz reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Jack Wilson.
With Jeff Francoeur batting, Matt Diaz steals (2) 2nd base.
Jeff Francoeur singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young. Matt Diaz scores.
With David Ross batting, Jeff Francoeur steals (3) 2nd base.
David Ross walks.
Kelly Johnson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Delwyn Young homers (1) on a fly ball to right center field.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Javier Vazquez grounds out, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Yunel Escobar strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Paul Maholm flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Barbaro Canizares.

Home
Chipper Jones grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Barbaro Canizares singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Matt Diaz grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Barbaro Canizares to 2nd.
Jeff Francoeur walks.
David Ross pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 7

Away
Freddy Sanchez reaches on a throwing error by shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Andy LaRoche out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Javier Vazquez to first baseman Barbaro Canizares. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.

Home
Kelly Johnson doubles (14) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Javier Vazquez out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Kelly Johnson to 3rd.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Yunel Escobar flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 8

Away
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Barbaro Canizares.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Paul Maholm.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Chipper Jones lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Barbaro Canizares strikes out swinging.
Matt Diaz singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Jeff Francoeur batting, Matt Diaz steals (3) 2nd base.
Jeff Francoeur grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Rafael Soriano replaces Javier Vazquez, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher David Ross to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out softly, pitcher Rafael Soriano to first baseman Barbaro Canizares. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Rafael Soriano intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Adam LaRoche advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andrew McCutchen scores. Adam LaRoche scores.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco replaces David Ross.
Gregor Blanco grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kelly Johnson grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Matt Capps.
Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox ejected by 1B umpire Brian Knight.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brian McCann replaces Rafael Soriano.
Brian McCann strikes out swinging.