The trading of Bucco starters has continued. We expected Adam LaRoche to be dealt sometime this season. A deal was made with the Boston Red Sox.

The Pirates acquired shortstop Argenis Diaz and right-handed pitcher Hunter Strickland.

Tim Redding (RHP) (1-3, 6.35 ERA, 30 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (5-4, 4.35 ERA, 63 K)

12:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
Technically, the Pirates were going for a 4 game sweep against the New York Mets today (make up game). It was back and forth all day, and the Pirates lost a heartbreaker. After leading 5-0 after 3 innings, the Bucs allowed the Mets back into the game, and the Mets led 8-5 after 6. Down 8-6 in the bottom of the ninth, Freddy Sanchez singled and Adam LaRoche homered to the game as the PNC Park crowd exploded. With 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, Robinzon Diaz and Ramon Vazquez singled, but Brandon Moss couldn’t knock in the game winner.

Matt Capps entered in the top of the 10th, and allowed a 2-out hit-by-pitch, stolen base, and single to give up the lead.

The Pirates’ top of the order couldn’t produce anything in the bottom of the 10th.

Today was the first time we’ve seen Jeff Salazar in a Pirates’ uniform. He was recalled after the Morgan/Hinske trades. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 6th, and he flew out to right.

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Zack Greinke (RHP) (9-3, 1.90 ERA, 111 K) @ Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 4 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
The Pirates were going for a series sweep today against the Royals. Zack Greinke outpitched Charlie Morton to end the Bucs’ 4 game winning streak.

The Pirates scored 2 runs on 7 hits, while the Royals got 3 runs on 8 hits.

The LaRoche brothers provided most of the Bucco highlights with Adam going 3-4 with a run and Andy going 2-3 with a run and an RBI.

The Pirates return to division play with a 3 game series against the Chicago Cubs next.

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Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus strikes out swinging.
Willie Bloomquist singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jose Guillen grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Willie Bloomquist out at 2nd.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Willie Bloomquist to first baseman Mike Jacobs.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 2

Away
Mike Jacobs flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brayan Pena grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Eric Hinske lines out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Andy LaRoche lines into a double play, pitcher Zack Greinke to first baseman Mike Jacobs. Adam LaRoche out at 1st.

Inning 3

Away
Mark Teahen flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mitch Maier flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Zack Greinke strikes out swinging.

Home
Jason Jaramillo grounds out sharply, first baseman Mike Jacobs to pitcher Zack Greinke.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Charlie Morton out on a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Zack Greinke. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 4

Away
David DeJesus homers (6) on a fly ball to right center field.
Willie Bloomquist grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Guillen singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mike Jacobs singles on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske. Jose Guillen out at 3rd on the throw, right fielder Eric Hinske to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Brayan Pena lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Nyjer Morgan lines out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
With Eric Hinske batting, Adam LaRoche caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Brayan Pena to shortstop Willie Bloomquist.

Inning 5

Away
Alberto Callaspo doubles (20) on a fly ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Mark Teahen doubles (15) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Alberto Callaspo scores.
Mitch Maier singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Mark Teahen to 3rd.
Zack Greinke strikes out swinging.
David DeJesus reaches on a fielder’s choice, fielded by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Mark Teahen scores. Mitch Maier to 2nd.
Willie Bloomquist flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Mitch Maier to 3rd. David DeJesus advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jose Guillen flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to shortstop Willie Bloomquist.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Mike Jacobs in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th.
Mike Jacobs grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brayan Pena flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Jesse Chavez.
Brandon Moss pops out to second baseman Alberto Callaspo.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Mitch Maier.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, throwing error by Zack Greinke on the pickoff attempt, Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Mark Teahen grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mitch Maier flies out softly to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Zack Greinke doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
David DeJesus grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Eric Hinske pops out to third baseman Mark Teahen.
Andy LaRoche triples (3) on a fly ball to right fielder Jose Guillen. Adam LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Jamey Wright replaces Zack Greinke, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to first baseman Mike Jacobs. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Willie Bloomquist to first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Willie Bloomquist walks.
Jose Guillen strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Billy Butler replaces Mike Jacobs.
With Billy Butler batting, Willie Bloomquist steals (14) 2nd base.
Billy Butler strikes out swinging.
Brayan Pena grounds out softly, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Defensive switch from shortstop to right field for Willie Bloomquist.
Defensive Substitution: Tony Pena replaces right fielder Jose Guillen, batting 3rd, playing shortstop.
Billy Butler remains in the game as the first baseman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Sean Burnett.
Delwyn Young grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Mark Teahen to first baseman Billy Butler.
Pitching Change: John Bale replaces Jamey Wright, batting 5th.
Defensive Substitution: Miguel Olivo replaces pitcher Jamey Wright, batting 9th, playing catcher.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Mark Teahen grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mitch Maier flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Joakim Soria replaces John Bale, batting 5th.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche lines out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Bruce Chen (LHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (4-4, 4.48 ERA, 61 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Paul Maholm pitched well, allowing just 2 runs in 7 innings. He got some nice run support from Pirate hitters, with Nyjer Morgan, Freddy Sanchez, Adam LaRoche, Delwyn Young, and Jack Wilson each recording 2 hits, and combining to knock in 6 runs.

The win marks 4 in a row (all against the American League too!).

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Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Willie Bloomquist triples (5) on a sharp fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Billy Butler singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Willie Bloomquist scores.
Jose Guillen grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Billy Butler out at 2nd.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan picked off and caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Bruce Chen to first baseman Billy Butler to shortstop Luis Hernandez.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Luis Hernandez to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 2

Away
Miguel Olivo strikes out swinging.
Alberto Callaspo reaches on a fielding error by pitcher Paul Maholm.
Mark Teahen flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Luis Hernandez batting, Alberto Callaspo steals (1) 2nd base.
Luis Hernandez flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Adam LaRoche grounds out sharply, first baseman Billy Butler to pitcher Bruce Chen.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 3

Away
Bruce Chen walks.
David DeJesus lines into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Bruce Chen doubled off 1st.
Willie Bloomquist singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
With Billy Butler batting, Willie Bloomquist steals (13) 2nd base.
Billy Butler singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Willie Bloomquist scores.
Jose Guillen grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Billy Butler out at 2nd.

Home
Robinzon Diaz pops out to third baseman Mark Teahen.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Paul Maholm bunt pops out to pitcher Bruce Chen.
With Andrew McCutchen batting, wild pitch by Bruce Chen, Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.

Inning 4

Away
Miguel Olivo lines out sharply, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark Teahen grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft fly ball to left fielder David DeJesus.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Delwyn Young homers (2) on a fly ball to center field. Freddy Sanchez scores. Adam LaRoche scores.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Luis Hernandez to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 5

Away
Luis Hernandez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Bruce Chen singles, on fan interference.
David DeJesus grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Bruce Chen out at 2nd.

Home
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Paul Maholm called out on strikes.
Andrew McCutchen lines out softly to shortstop Luis Hernandez.

Inning 6

Away
Willie Bloomquist grounds out softly, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Billy Butler pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
Jose Guillen called out on strikes.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Alberto Callaspo in foul territory.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan picked off and caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Bruce Chen to first baseman Billy Butler to shortstop Luis Hernandez.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 7

Away
Miguel Olivo grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo flies out softly to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Mark Teahen pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Delwyn Young pops out to catcher Miguel Olivo in foul territory.
Andy LaRoche triples (2) on a fly ball to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Pitching Change: Roman Colon replaces Bruce Chen, batting 9th.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Luis Hernandez to first baseman Billy Butler.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder David DeJesus. Andy LaRoche scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Paul Maholm.
Eric Hinske walks. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Luis Hernandez flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brayan Pena replaces Roman Colon.
Brayan Pena singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
David DeJesus called out on strikes.
Willie Bloomquist flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Pitching Change: John Bale replaces Roman Colon, batting 9th, replacing Brayan Pena.
Nyjer Morgan flies out softly to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (24) on a ground ball to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Adam LaRoche doubles (22) on a line drive to center fielder Willie Bloomquist. Freddy Sanchez scores.
With Delwyn Young batting, wild pitch by John Bale, Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to left fielder David DeJesus. Adam LaRoche scores.
Andy LaRoche walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a double play, pitcher John Bale to second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Billy Butler lines out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Jose Guillen singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Olivo strikes out swinging.
Kansas City Royals catcher Miguel Olivo ejected by HP umpire Phil Cuzzi.
Alberto Callaspo grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Carl Pavano (RHP) (6-5, 5.73 ERA, 59 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (7-5, 3.18 ERA, 47 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
After losing 5 games in a row, the Pirates finally scored a win against the Cleveland Indians.

The Bucs got 11 hits and 8 runs (just 3 earned) against Carl Pavano in 3.2 innings.

Every Pirate starter scored a hit, and Adam LaRoche went 3-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI.

Zach Duke pitched well through 6, and Chavez and Grabow were fine in the 7th and 8th.

The ninth inning was a disaster, as the Indians scored 5 runs, but a win is a win.

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Inning 1

Away
Jamey Carroll doubles (5) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Grady Sizemore flies out softly to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Victor Martinez walks.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson. Jamey Carroll to 3rd. Victor Martinez out at 2nd. Shin-Soo Choo to 1st.
Mark DeRosa flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Andrew McCutchen pops out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Jhonny Peralta singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Luis Valbuena grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Jhonny Peralta out at 2nd. Luis Valbuena to 1st.
Kelly Shoppach strikes out swinging.
Carl Pavano lines out softly to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss walks.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Zach Duke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Mark DeRosa. Brandon Moss scores. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Zach Duke to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 3

Away
Jamey Carroll strikes out swinging.
Grady Sizemore grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke.
Victor Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 4

Away
Shin-Soo Choo singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark DeRosa singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Shin-Soo Choo to 3rd.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Luis Valbuena strikes out swinging.
Kelly Shoppach singles on a ground ball to pitcher Zach Duke. Shin-Soo Choo scores. Kelly Shoppach to 2nd. Mark DeRosa advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by pitcher Zach Duke.
Carl Pavano grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Zach Duke grounds out, first baseman Victor Martinez to pitcher Carl Pavano.
Andrew McCutchen bunt grounds out softly, pitcher Carl Pavano to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (18) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez reaches on a throwing error by shortstop Luis Valbuena. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
With Adam LaRoche batting, wild pitch by Carl Pavano, Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Nyjer Morgan scores. Freddy Sanchez scores.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Adam LaRoche steals (2) 2nd base.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Mark DeRosa. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd on the throw.
Brandon Moss doubles (15) on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Andy LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Jensen Lewis replaces Carl Pavano, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Brandon Moss scores.
Jack Wilson lines out to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 5

Away
Jamey Carroll walks.
Grady Sizemore pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Victor Martinez flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Shin-Soo Choo pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Zach Duke strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen walks.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Mark DeRosa grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jhonny Peralta grounds out sharply, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Luis Valbuena strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Tony Sipp replaces Jensen Lewis, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche homers (11) on a fly ball to center field.
Andy LaRoche pops out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th.
Kelly Shoppach grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Jesse Chavez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco replaces Tony Sipp.
Ben Francisco grounds out sharply, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jamey Carroll flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Defensive switch from second base to third base for Jamey Carroll.
Defensive Substitution: Chris Gimenez replaces first baseman Victor Martinez, batting 3rd, playing first base.
Defensive switch from third base to shortstop for Jhonny Peralta.
Defensive Substitution: Josh Barfield replaces shortstop Luis Valbuena, batting 7th, playing second base.
Pitching Change: Joe Smith replaces Tony Sipp, batting 9th, replacing Ben Francisco.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, third baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Steve Pearce replaces Jesse Chavez.
Steve Pearce grounds out, shortstop Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, pitcher Joe Smith to first baseman Chris Gimenez.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 4th, replacing first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Defensive Substitution: Ramon Vazquez replaces second baseman Freddy Sanchez, batting 3rd, playing second base.
Steve Pearce remains in the game as the first baseman.
Grady Sizemore flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Chris Gimenez strikes out swinging.
Shin-Soo Choo strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Rafael Perez replaces Joe Smith, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Ramon Vazquez walks. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces John Grabow.
Delwyn Young grounds into a force out, pitcher Rafael Perez to shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd. Ramon Vazquez out at 2nd. Delwyn Young to 1st.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, third baseman Jamey Carroll to second baseman Josh Barfield to first baseman Chris Gimenez. Delwyn Young out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Defensive switch from second base to shortstop for Ramon Vazquez.
Delwyn Young remains in the game as the second baseman.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces John Grabow, batting 8th, replacing shortstop Jack Wilson.
Mark DeRosa flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Josh Barfield singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ramon Vazquez, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Kelly Shoppach homers (6) on a fly ball to left field. Josh Barfield scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ryan Garko replaces Rafael Perez.
Ryan Garko reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Jamey Carroll singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Andy LaRoche. Jamey Carroll to 2nd. Ryan Garko advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Grady Sizemore homers (10) on a fly ball to right field. Ryan Garko scores. Jamey Carroll scores.
Chris Gimenez walks.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 8th.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Steve Pearce.

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.

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-7, 5.25 ERA, 49 K) @ Francisco Liriano (LHP) (2-7, 5.99 ERA, 62 K)

8:10 P.M. EST @ Metrodome

Post Game Updates
Yesterday, the Pirates lost 8-2 to the Twins. Tonight, they won 8-2.

Andy and Adam LaRoche each homered, becoming the first Pirate brothers to homer in the same game since 1938.

Snell pitched well, and he was good enough to get the win, going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs. John Grabow and Steven Jackson preserved the Bucco lead.

Rubber match against the Twins tomorrow.

troubleinthedome

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Home
Brendan Harris pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Joe Mauer lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Justin Morneau walks.
Jason Kubel singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Justin Morneau to 2nd.
Joe Crede flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 2

Away
Delwyn Young flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Eric Hinske called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Home
Michael Cuddyer singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Delmon Young flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Gomez pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Nick Punto grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Michael Cuddyer out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder Delmon Young.
Andrew McCutchen homers (1) on a fly ball to left center field. Jack Wilson scores.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.

Home
Brendan Harris grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Mauer doubles (11) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Justin Morneau flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jason Kubel walks.
Joe Crede doubles (9) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joe Mauer scores. Jason Kubel scores.
Michael Cuddyer walks.
Delmon Young strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche doubles (21) on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Adam LaRoche scores.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Carlos Gomez lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Nick Punto flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brendan Harris flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Inning 5

Away
Jack Wilson walks.
Andrew McCutchen pops out to second baseman Nick Punto.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, second baseman Nick Punto to shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau. Jack Wilson out at 2nd.

Home
Joe Mauer flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Justin Morneau grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jason Kubel called out on strikes.

Inning 6

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to left fielder Delmon Young.
With Eric Hinske batting, Delwyn Young steals (2) 2nd base.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.

Home
Joe Crede grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Michael Cuddyer triples (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Delmon Young reaches on a fielder’s choice out, pitcher Ian Snell to third baseman Andy LaRoche to catcher Robinzon Diaz. Michael Cuddyer out at home. Delmon Young to 2nd.
Carlos Gomez grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Robinzon Diaz pops out to second baseman Nick Punto.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, wild pitch by Francisco Liriano, Jack Wilson to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Ian Snell.
Nick Punto bunt grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brendan Harris singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Brendan Harris to 2nd on the throw.
Joe Mauer walks. Passed ball by catcher Robinzon Diaz. Brendan Harris to 3rd.
Justin Morneau walks. Joe Mauer to 2nd.
Jason Kubel strikes out swinging.
Joe Crede grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Henn replaces Francisco Liriano.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Adam LaRoche homers (9) on a fly ball to center field.
Delwyn Young walks.
Eric Hinske walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Luis Ayala replaces Sean Henn.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop Brendan Harris to third baseman Joe Crede. Delwyn Young out at 3rd. Eric Hinske to 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (5) on a line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez. Eric Hinske scores. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Michael Cuddyer walks.
Delmon Young grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Michael Cuddyer out at 2nd.
Carlos Gomez pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (16) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Delmon Young. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Delwyn Young grounds out, first baseman Justin Morneau to pitcher Luis Ayala.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces John Grabow.
Nick Punto walks.
Brendan Harris pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
With Joe Mauer batting, Nick Punto advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Joe Mauer flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Justin Morneau flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Armando Galarraga (RHP) (3-6, 5.19 ERA, 44 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (6-4, 3.07 ERA, 44 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
The Pirates beat up on Armando Galarraga and Nate Robinson in the first 4 innings to take an 8-0 against the Tigers.

Adam LaRoche homered in the 2nd. Freddy Sanchez hit a grand slam in the 4th. Jack Wilson went 3-4, scoring 2 runs and an RBI.

Zach Duke pitched well, allowing just 3 runs in 8 innings of work. Jesse Chavez closed out the 9th.

tigers

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Ryan Raburn singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Placido Polanco grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ryan Raburn out at 2nd.
Marcus Thames homers (2) on a fly ball to center field.
Miguel Cabrera flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Andrew McCutchen pops out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera in foul territory.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, pitcher Armando Galarraga to shortstop Adam Everett to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Inning 2

Away
Magglio Ordonez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brandon Inge strikes out swinging.
Gerald Laird grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche homers (8) on a fly ball to right field.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Raburn.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcus Thames. Delwyn Young scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Zach Duke flies out to center fielder Ryan Raburn.
Andrew McCutchen grounds into a force out, shortstop Adam Everett to second baseman Placido Polanco. Andy LaRoche scores. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Jack Wilson out at 2nd. Andrew McCutchen to 1st.
Nyjer Morgan doubles (6) on a fly ball to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Jason Jaramillo scores. Andrew McCutchen out at home on the throw, right fielder Magglio Ordonez to second baseman Placido Polanco to catcher Gerald Laird.

Inning 3

Away
Adam Everett singles on a line drive to shortstop Jack Wilson, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Armando Galarraga strikes out swinging.
Ryan Raburn walks. Adam Everett to 2nd.
Placido Polanco singles on a ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Adam Everett to 3rd. Ryan Raburn to 2nd.
Marcus Thames out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Adam Everett scores. Ryan Raburn to 3rd.
Miguel Cabrera flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcus Thames.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Raburn. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Nate Robertson replaces Armando Galarraga, batting 9th.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, second baseman Placido Polanco to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 4

Away
Magglio Ordonez doubles (9) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brandon Inge strikes out swinging.
Gerald Laird grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Adam Everett pops out to catcher Jason Jaramillo.

Home
Jason Jaramillo doubles (11) on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Raburn.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd.
Zach Duke strikes out on a missed bunt.
With Andrew McCutchen batting, wild pitch by Nate Robertson, Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nate Robertson intentionally walks Andrew McCutchen.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a force out, shortstop Adam Everett to catcher Gerald Laird. Jason Jaramillo out at home. Jack Wilson to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd. Nyjer Morgan to 1st.
Freddy Sanchez hits a grand slam (5) to left field. Jack Wilson scores. Andrew McCutchen scores. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Josh Anderson replaces Nate Robertson.
Josh Anderson grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Raburn homers (4) on a fly ball to left field.
Placido Polanco grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Marcus Thames grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Ryan Perry replaces Nate Robertson, batting 3rd, replacing left fielder Marcus Thames.
Josh Anderson remains in the game as the left fielder.
Delwyn Young grounds out, shortstop Adam Everett to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Brandon Inge to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, shortstop Adam Everett to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 6

Away
Miguel Cabrera flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Magglio Ordonez grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brandon Inge grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson doubles (13) on a line drive to left fielder Josh Anderson.
Zach Duke singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Raburn. Jack Wilson to 3rd.
With Andrew McCutchen batting, wild pitch by Ryan Perry, Zach Duke to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Jack Wilson scores. Zach Duke to 3rd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, second baseman Placido Polanco to first baseman Miguel Cabrera to shortstop Adam Everett. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Gerald Laird grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Adam Everett grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Anderson grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Bobby Seay replaces Ryan Perry, batting 3rd.
Adam LaRoche singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Josh Anderson.
Delwyn Young singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Ryan Raburn.

Inning 8

Away
Ryan Raburn pops out to catcher Jason Jaramillo in foul territory.
Placido Polanco grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Don Kelly replaces Bobby Seay.
Don Kelly flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Brandon Lyon replaces Bobby Seay, batting 3rd, replacing Don Kelly.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Zach Duke.
Ramon Vazquez grounds out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Ryan Raburn.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Brandon Lyon to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Miguel Cabrera singles on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Ramon Santiago replaces Miguel Cabrera.
Magglio Ordonez strikes out swinging.
Brandon Inge walks. Ramon Santiago to 2nd.
Gerald Laird flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ramon Santiago to 3rd.
Adam Everett flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

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.

cappsmorgan

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.

Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-5, 4.85 ERA, 33 K) @ Derek Lowe (RHP) (6-3, 3.40 ERA, 45 K)

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Post Game Update

The Pirates dropped their second 1-run game in a row to the Atlanta Braves. Ross Ohlendorf pitched well, but it wasn’t enough for the Pirates to get the W.

The Pirates scored early in the 1st inning when speedy Nyjer Morgan singled. Delwyn Young hit him over to 3rd, and Morgan scored on an Adam LaRoche groundout.

The Braves put some singles together in the bottom of the 3rd to score Nate McLouth and tie the game at 1.

Delwyn Young singled in the 4th, Eric Hinske walked, and Robinzon Diaz doubled to send them both home. 3-1 Bucs!

The lead lasted until the bottom of the 7th when Jesse Chavez gave up a 2 run single to Yunel Escobar.

This was the 2nd tough loss in a row for the Bucs.

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Garret Anderson. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Yunel Escobar strikes out on a foul tip.
Chipper Jones lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 2

Away
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Matt Diaz.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to right fielder Matt Diaz.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Brian McCann strikes out swinging.
Garret Anderson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Greg Norton flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Matt Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Delwyn Young. Garret Anderson out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to shortstop Yunel Escobar, deflected by pitcher Derek Lowe.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.

Home
Kelly Johnson flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Derek Lowe pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Nate McLouth singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Yunel Escobar singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Chipper Jones singles on a ground ball to second baseman Delwyn Young. Nate McLouth scores. Yunel Escobar to 3rd.
Brian McCann flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 4

Away
Delwyn Young singles on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Adam LaRoche grounds out softly to first baseman Greg Norton. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.
Eric Hinske walks.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Delwyn Young scores. Eric Hinske scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.
Greg Norton grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.
Matt Diaz grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out softly, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andrew McCutchen called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
With Delwyn Young batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (13) 2nd base.
Delwyn Young grounds out softly, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Kelly Johnson pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Derek Lowe grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Eric Hinske doubles (8) on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Yunel Escobar singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, deflected by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Chipper Jones singles on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Yunel Escobar to 3rd.
Brian McCann singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske. Yunel Escobar scores. Chipper Jones to 2nd.
Garret Anderson grounds into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf. Chipper Jones to 3rd. Brian McCann out at 2nd.
Greg Norton grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.

Inning 7

Away
Jack Wilson grounds out sharply, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Matt Diaz singles on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Kelly Johnson singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Sean Burnett. Matt Diaz to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco replaces Derek Lowe.
Gregor Blanco out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Delwyn Young. Matt Diaz to 3rd. Kelly Johnson to 2nd.
Nate McLouth walks.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Yunel Escobar singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Matt Diaz scores. Kelly Johnson scores. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Chipper Jones grounds into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to pitcher Jesse Chavez. Yunel Escobar out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Michael Gonzalez replaces Derek Lowe, batting 9th, replacing Gregor Blanco.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Delwyn Young grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
Pittsburgh Pirates First Base Coach Perry Hill ejected by 1B umpire Doug Eddings.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Brian McCann grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.
Greg Norton called out on strikes.

Inning 9

Away
Defensive Substitution: Jeff Francoeur replaces left fielder Garret Anderson, batting 5th, playing right field.
Pitching Change: Rafael Soriano replaces Michael Gonzalez, batting 6th, replacing first baseman Greg Norton.
Defensive switch from right field to left field for Matt Diaz.
Defensive Substitution: Martin Prado replaces pitcher Michael Gonzalez, batting 9th, playing first base.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Robinzon Diaz reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Chipper Jones. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.