Zach Duke (LHP) (8-6, 3.13 ERA, 54 K) @ Andrew Miller (LHP) (2-4, 4.45 ERA, 51 K)

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

Happy 4th of July!

Go Bucs!

Post Game Updates
For the first time this season, the Marlins beat the Pirates, but the Bucs probably could’ve/should’ve won this one. A bases-loaded wild pitch by Zach Duke (while facing the pitcher) was the dagger. Andy LaRoche and Garrett Jones both homered, but it wasn’t enough. Rubber match tomorrow.

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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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Live Updates:

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-2, 3.82 ERA, 38 K) @ Roy Oswalt (RHP) (2-2, 4.28 ERA, 55 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

Post Game Update

Roy Oswalt took to the mound for the Astros tonight. Again, it seems the better team or the better the pitcher the Pirates face, the better they can hit. The Pirates also finally provided some run support for Paul Maholm who got his 4th win of the season.

The Pirates scored all 6 of their runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Paul Maholm hit a single with the bases loaded in the 2nd to score Andy LaRoche. Andrew McCutchen followed with a 2 RBI single to score Brandon Moss and Jason Jaramillo. In the 3rd inning, the LaRoche brothers each singled, followed by a Brandon Moss double. Jaramillo hit an RBI ground out, and Jack Wilson followed with an RBI double.

John Grabow and Matt Capps looked good in the 8th and 9th, respectively. Hopefully their troubles are behind them, and we can count on them to close out games night-in and night-out.

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Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Roy Oswalt to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Michael Bourn grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Paul Maholm.
Miguel Tejada singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Hunter Pence homers (7) on a fly ball to left field. Miguel Tejada scores.
Carlos Lee doubles (12) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss, deflected by center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Lance Berkman grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Carlos Lee to 3rd.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche doubles (19) on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Brandon Moss reaches on a fielder’s choice out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to catcher Ivan Rodriguez. Adam LaRoche out at home. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo walks. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Paul Maholm singles on a ground ball to second baseman Edwin Maysonet, deflected by pitcher Roy Oswalt. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Brandon Moss scores. Jason Jaramillo scores. Paul Maholm to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan lines out to second baseman Edwin Maysonet.

Home
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Roy Oswalt called out on strikes.
Michael Bourn grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Edwin Maysonet out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to third baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss doubles (10) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Jack Wilson doubles (10) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Brandon Moss scores.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Home
Miguel Tejada grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Hunter Pence triples (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Lee grounds out, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Hunter Pence scores.
Lance Berkman grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Home
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Edwin Maysonet grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Adam LaRoche lines out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Andy LaRoche pops out to second baseman Edwin Maysonet.
Brandon Moss lines out to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Roy Oswalt called out on strikes.
Michael Bourn strikes out swinging.
Miguel Tejada doubles (21) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Hunter Pence walks.
Carlos Lee singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Miguel Tejada scores. Hunter Pence to 2nd.
Lance Berkman flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Jason Jaramillo doubles (9) on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Jack Wilson pops out to second baseman Edwin Maysonet.
Paul Maholm called out on strikes.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Home
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jeff Keppinger singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Edwin Maysonet called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels replaces Roy Oswalt.
Jason Michaels flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Tim Byrdak replaces Roy Oswalt, batting 9th, replacing Jason Michaels.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Adam LaRoche walks.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Adam LaRoche advances to 2nd base on a caught stealing error by Edwin Maysonet, assist to catcher Ivan Rodriguez.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Michael Bourn grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Tejada flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Chris Sampson replaces Tim Byrdak, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out on a foul tip.
Jack Wilson doubles (11) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Paul Maholm.
Delwyn Young grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman. Jack Wilson to 3rd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence in foul territory.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Carlos Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Lance Berkman walks.
Ivan Rodriguez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Lance Berkman to 2nd.
Jeff Keppinger grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Lance Berkman to 3rd. Ivan Rodriguez out at 2nd. Jeff Keppinger to 1st.
Edwin Maysonet grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Jeff Keppinger out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Jeff Keppinger.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (12) 2nd base.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan caught stealing 3rd base, pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to third baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to first baseman Lance Berkman. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 5th, replacing third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Defensive Substitution: Ramon Vazquez replaces pitcher John Grabow, batting 9th, playing third base.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Darin Erstad replaces LaTroy Hawkins.
Darin Erstad grounds out, pitcher Matt Capps to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Michael Bourn flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Johan Santana (LHP) (7-2, 1.77 ERA, 86 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (5-4, 2.75 ERA, 42 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update

Tonight’s game was a nice pitchers’ duel, with Johan Santana facing Zach Duke. Jason Jaramillo hit his first career home run to get the Pirates on the board. Later, Freddy Sanchez singled, followed by back-to-back doubles by Nate McLouth and Andy LaRoche to give the Pirates the lead.

John Grabow and Matt Capps did a nice job of keeping Mets off the bases in the 8th and 9th innings.

Of interest, Nyjer Morgan was thrown out of the game for arguing a call at first base and throwing his batting helmet. Replay would later show that Morgan was indeed safe at first.

2 in a row against the Mets! Go Bucs!

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Luis Castillo flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Fernando Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Wright flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Fernando Tatis.

Inning 2

Away
Gary Sheffield singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson, deflected by second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Fernando Tatis singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Gary Sheffield to 2nd.
Omir Santos grounds into a double play, pitcher Zach Duke to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Gary Sheffield to 3rd. Fernando Tatis out at 2nd.
Ramon Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss flies out to center fielder Jeremy Reed.

Inning 3

Away
Jeremy Reed singles on a bunt ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Johan Santana out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Zach Duke to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Jeremy Reed to 2nd.
Luis Castillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Jeremy Reed out at home on the throw, center fielder Nate McLouth to catcher Jason Jaramillo. Luis Castillo to 2nd on the throw.
Fernando Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jason Jaramillo pops out to first baseman Fernando Tatis in foul territory.
Jack Wilson grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Zach Duke called out on strikes.

Inning 4

Away
David Wright flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Fernando Tatis walks.
Omir Santos flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Nyjer Morgan lines out, third baseman David Wright to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (19) on a fly ball to shortstop Ramon Martinez, deflected by left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Nate McLouth pops out to second baseman Luis Castillo.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, third baseman David Wright to second baseman Luis Castillo. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Ramon Martinez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jeremy Reed singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Ramon Martinez to 2nd.
Johan Santana out on a sacrifice bunt, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Ramon Martinez to 3rd. Jeremy Reed to 2nd.
Luis Castillo out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Ramon Martinez scores.
Fernando Martinez grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke.

Home
Defensive Substitution: Wilson Valdez replaces shortstop Ramon Martinez, batting 7th, playing shortstop.
Brandon Moss grounds out, shortstop Wilson Valdez to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Jason Jaramillo homers (1) on a fly ball to left field.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Zach Duke hits a sacrifice bunt. Fielding error by pitcher Johan Santana. Jack Wilson to 2nd. Zach Duke to 1st.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, pitcher Johan Santana to shortstop Wilson Valdez to first baseman Fernando Tatis. Zach Duke out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Defensive Substitution: Craig Monroe replaces left fielder Nyjer Morgan, batting 1st, playing left field.
Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Nyjer Morgan ejected by 1B umpire Tim McClelland.
David Wright lines out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Fernando Tatis pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Jeremy Reed.
With Nate McLouth batting, wild pitch by Johan Santana, Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Nate McLouth doubles (7) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Adam LaRoche doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Nate McLouth scores.
Andy LaRoche lines out to second baseman Luis Castillo.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to first baseman Fernando Tatis. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, pitcher Johan Santana to shortstop Wilson Valdez to first baseman Fernando Tatis. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 7

Away
Omir Santos grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Wilson Valdez grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jeremy Reed singles on a line drive to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy replaces Johan Santana.
Daniel Murphy singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jeremy Reed to 3rd.
“/>Luis Castillo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Green replaces Johan Santana, batting 9th, replacing Daniel Murphy.
Jack Wilson grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Zach Duke.
Ramon Vazquez grounds out, pitcher Sean Green to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Craig Monroe grounds out, first baseman Fernando Tatis to pitcher Sean Green.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Fernando Martinez grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Wright grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Gary Sheffield pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Pitching Change: Ken Takahashi replaces Sean Green, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Fernando Tatis.
Pitching Change: Brian Stokes replaces Ken Takahashi, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Fernando Tatis.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Fernando Tatis grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Omir Santos pops out to catcher Jason Jaramillo in foul territory.
Wilson Valdez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Livan Hernandez (RHP) (4-1, 4.28 ERA, 31 K) @ Ian Snell (RHP) (1-6, 5.43 ERA, 40 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Over the first 3 innings, Ian Snell provided a lot more of the same… bad pitching. The Bucs found themselves in a 5-0 hole after 3 frames.

He managed to get things together, and the Pirate bats came alive. An Andy LaRoche triple knocked in 2 runs, and LaRoche later scored to make the score 5-3.

The Pirates exploded again in the bottom of the 8th and scored 5 runs thanks to an Adam LaRoche double followed by four consecutive singles from Andy LaRoche, Jaramillo, Wilson, and Young.

Matt Capps entered for the 9th inning and shut things down. It turned out to be a nice 8-5 win for the black and gold.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Luis Castillo grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Fernando Martinez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
With Daniel Murphy batting, Fernando Martinez steals (1) 2nd base.
Daniel Murphy grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Fernando Martinez to 3rd.
Gary Sheffield walks.
David Wright strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a pop up to shortstop Wilson Valdez.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (11) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Nate McLouth called out on strikes.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Jeremy Reed.

Inning 2

Away
Jeremy Reed doubles (2) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Wilson Valdez triples (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Jeremy Reed scores.
Brian Schneider singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Wilson Valdez scores.
Livan Hernandez grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Brian Schneider out at 2nd.
Luis Castillo grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Eric Hinske walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, third baseman David Wright to second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Eric Hinske out at 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, shortstop Wilson Valdez to first baseman Daniel Murphy.

Inning 3

Away
Fernando Martinez walks.
With Daniel Murphy batting, Fernando Martinez steals (2) 2nd base, . Fernando Martinez advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Jason Jaramillo.
Daniel Murphy walks.
Gary Sheffield grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Fernando Martinez scores. Daniel Murphy out at 2nd. Gary Sheffield to 1st.
David Wright flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jeremy Reed doubles (3) on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Gary Sheffield to 3rd.
Wilson Valdez doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Gary Sheffield scores. Jeremy Reed scores.
Brian Schneider grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to pitcher Livan Hernandez.
Ian Snell out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Livan Hernandez to second baseman Luis Castillo. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Luis Castillo.

Inning 4

Away
Livan Hernandez flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Luis Castillo grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ian Snell.
Fernando Martinez walks.
Daniel Murphy lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out on a foul tip.
Adam LaRoche doubles (15) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Eric Hinske walks.
Andy LaRoche triples (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Adam LaRoche scores. Eric Hinske scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, first baseman Daniel Murphy to pitcher Livan Hernandez. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson flies out to left fielder Fernando Martinez.

Inning 5

Away
Gary Sheffield flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
David Wright lines out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Jeremy Reed strikes out swinging.

Home
Ian Snell strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a force out, third baseman David Wright to shortstop Wilson Valdez to second baseman Luis Castillo. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd. Freddy Sanchez to 1st.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Jeremy Reed.

Inning 6

Away
Wilson Valdez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brian Schneider walks.
Livan Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Ian Snell. Brian Schneider to 2nd.
Luis Castillo lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Eric Hinske grounds into a force out, first baseman Daniel Murphy to shortstop Wilson Valdez. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd. Eric Hinske to 1st.
Andy LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Bobby Parnell replaces Livan Hernandez, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to pitcher Bobby Parnell. Eric Hinske to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Ian Snell.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Fernando Martinez grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Daniel Murphy grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Pedro Feliciano replaces Bobby Parnell, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to shortstop Wilson Valdez.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
David Wright walks.
Jeremy Reed ground bunts into a force out, pitcher Steven Jackson to shortstop Jack Wilson. David Wright out at 2nd. Jeremy Reed to 1st.
Wilson Valdez grounds out, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jeremy Reed to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Brian Schneider grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche doubles (16) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Pitching Change: J. Putz replaces Pedro Feliciano, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to second baseman Luis Castillo. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Andy LaRoche scores. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Tom Gorzelanny.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd on the throw.
J. Putz intentionally walks Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Brian Stokes replaces J. Putz, batting 9th.
Freddy Sanchez reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Wilson Valdez. Jack Wilson scores. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Nate McLouth out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Delwyn Young scores. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Fernando Tatis replaces Brian Stokes.
Fernando Tatis singles on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Luis Castillo lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Fernando Martinez grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Fernando Tatis out at 2nd. Fernando Martinez to 1st.
With Daniel Murphy batting, Fernando Martinez advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Daniel Murphy flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-5, 4.93 ERA, 30 K) @ Craig Stammen (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Nationals Park

Post Game Update
The Nationals finally found a way to hit Tom Gorzelanny, and they avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Pirates. The Pirate offense struggled, only producing 5 hits.

John Russell continues to make the interesting move of subbing out Andy LaRoche late in close games although the third-baseman’s hitting has greatly improved from the beginning of the season.

The Pirates travel to Chicago for series’ with the White Sox and Cubs.

Go Bucs!
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Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.

Home
Cristian Guzman flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson doubles (6) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Zimmerman strikes out swinging.
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Josh Willingham walks.
Willie Harris doubles (3) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss, deflected by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Willingham to 3rd.
Josh Bard grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Willingham scores. Willie Harris to 3rd.
Anderson Hernandez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Willie Harris scores.
Craig Stammen grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Ian Snell grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Cristian Guzman grounds out sharply, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Zimmerman lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 4

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Adam Dunn grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Willingham doubles (6) on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Willie Harris strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Bard singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Josh Willingham scores.
Anderson Hernandez grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Defensive Substitution: Ronnie Belliard replaces second baseman Anderson Hernandez, batting 8th, playing second base.
Adam LaRoche doubles (13) on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo lines out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

Home
Craig Stammen strikes out swinging.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson called out on strikes.

Inning 6

Away
“/>Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.
Ian Snell grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out sharply, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Ryan Zimmerman grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Adam Dunn flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Josh Willingham strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nate McLouth walks.
Adam LaRoche homers (7) on a fly ball to right field. Nate McLouth scores.
Brandon Moss hits a ground-rule double (8) on a line drive to left-center field.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Harris. Brandon Moss scores.
Pitching Change: Julian Tavarez replaces Craig Stammen, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo walks. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson lines out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Ian Snell.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Willie Harris lines out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Josh Bard flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ronnie Belliard flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 8

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to pitcher Julian Tavarez.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns replaces Julian Tavarez.
Austin Kearns pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Cristian Guzman singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Cristian Guzman to 2nd.
Ryan Zimmerman singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Cristian Guzman scores. Nick Johnson to 3rd.
Adam Dunn singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nick Johnson scores. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Josh Willingham flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Willie Harris strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Joel Hanrahan replaces Julian Tavarez, batting 4th, replacing right fielder Adam Dunn.
Austin Kearns remains in the game as the right fielder.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Harris.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Andy LaRoche.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-2, 5.06 ERA, 14 K) @ Shairon Martis (RHP) (5-0, 4.10 ERA, 21 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Nationals Park

Post Game Update
In trade news, the Pirates claimed Steven Jackson off of waivers from the New York Yankees.

Nyjer Morgan was back in the lineup for tonights game. He led things off with a single and scored on Freddy Sanchez’s double in the 1st.

Andy LaRoche homered in the 3rd inning, but then the Pirates got no base runners until the 9th inning. Some clutch hitting in the 10th by Adam LaRoche and Brandon Moss helped the Pirates walk away with another victory from the Nationals.

The Pirates had two opportunities to use Matt Capps in a save situation (9th and 10th innings), but declined on both chances.

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Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan doubles (3) on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Adam Dunn. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Adam LaRoche walks. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
With Brandon Moss batting, wild pitch by Shairon Martis, Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss doubles (7) on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Freddy Sanchez scores. Adam LaRoche scores.
Andy LaRoche pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.

Home
Cristian Guzman grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Zimmerman grounds out, pitcher Jeff Karstens to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Jeff Karstens grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.
Josh Willingham flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Willie Harris walks.
With Anderson Hernandez batting, Willie Harris steals (2) 2nd base.
Anderson Hernandez flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 3

Away
Nate McLouth singles on a ground ball to center fielder Willie Harris.
With Adam LaRoche batting, wild pitch by Shairon Martis, Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to pitcher Shairon Martis. Nate McLouth to 3rd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche homers (2) on a fly ball to left field. Nate McLouth scores.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.

Home
Wil Nieves singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Shairon Martis out on a sacrifice bunt, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Wil Nieves to 2nd.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Wil Nieves to 3rd.
Nick Johnson hit by pitch.
Ryan Zimmerman grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Nick Johnson out at 2nd.

Inning 4

Away
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Jeff Karstens grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Shairon Martis to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Adam Dunn homers (12) on a fly ball to left center field.
Josh Willingham grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Willie Harris grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Jeff Karstens.
Anderson Hernandez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Wil Nieves flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 5

Away
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Anderson Hernandez.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Shairon Martis grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Brandon Moss flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

Home
Ryan Zimmerman singles on a bunt pop to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Adam Dunn walks. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Josh Willingham grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ryan Zimmerman to 3rd. Adam Dunn out at 2nd.
Willie Harris singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Ryan Zimmerman scores.
Anderson Hernandez triples (1) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Willie Harris scores.
Wil Nieves singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Anderson Hernandez scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ronnie Belliard replaces Shairon Martis.
Ronnie Belliard strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Ron Villone replaces Shairon Martis, batting 9th, replacing Ronnie Belliard.
Jack Wilson grounds out, pitcher Ron Villone to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Jeff Karstens.
Craig Monroe flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Nyjer Morgan bunt grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to second baseman Anderson Hernandez.

Home
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Cristian Guzman walks.
Nick Johnson grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Cristian Guzman out at 2nd.
Ryan Zimmerman walks.
Adam Dunn walks. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Josh Willingham flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 8

Away
Freddy Sanchez strikes out on a foul tip.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Ron Villone to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Willie Harris hit by pitch.
Anderson Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Sean Burnett to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Willie Harris to 2nd.
Wil Nieves grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Sean Burnett. Willie Harris to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns replaces Ron Villone.
Austin Kearns flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Joe Beimel replaces Ron Villone, batting 9th, replacing Austin Kearns.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Jack Wilson called out on strikes.

Home
Cristian Guzman flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Nick Johnson triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss, deflected by center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ryan Zimmerman walks.
With Adam Dunn batting, wild pitch by Sean Burnett, Nick Johnson scores. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Josh Willingham walks.
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Sean Burnett, batting 6th.
Defensive Substitution: Ramon Vazquez replaces pitcher Sean Burnett, batting 9th, playing third base.
Willie Harris called out on strikes.

Inning 10

Away
Ramon Vazquez singles on a line drive to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Joe Beimel to second baseman Anderson Hernandez. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Joe Beimel intentionally walks Freddy Sanchez.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Willie Harris. Ramon Vazquez to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche doubles (12) on a line drive to right fielder Adam Dunn. Ramon Vazquez scores. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to center fielder Willie Harris. Adam LaRoche scores.
Tom Gorzelanny strikes out swinging.

Home
Anderson Hernandez flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Wil Nieves strikes out swinging.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Alex Cintron replaces Joe Beimel.
Alex Cintron flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.