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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Live Updates:

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.

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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Live Updates:

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.

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

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

STANLEY CUP

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

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

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

Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

1:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

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

Go Bucs!

Post Game Update

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

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

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

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

It feels good to leave Atlanta with a split.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

wilsonhr

Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

I really thought today was going to be the day. Coming into the game, we had lost 7 in a row and 11 of the last 12. I thought we had a favorable pitching matchup (Ian Snell @ Livan Hernandez). We were swinging pink bats on Mother’s Day. We even got a 2-0 after 3 innings.

In the first inning, Nyjer Morgan singled and stole 2nd. A Delwyn Young single and a Nate McLouth sac fly brought him in. In the second inning, McLouth doubled and a Robinzon Diaz single brought him in.

Not surprisingly, it fell apart.

The Mets put some hits together in the bottom of the 4th to score 3 runs. Ian Snell left the game after 6 innings with the Pirates trailing 3-2. Sean Burnett came in and a Brian Bixler error at shortstop allowed the 7th inning to go longer than it should have and the Mets added another. John Grabow came in for the 8th inning and gave up 3 more runs.

Nate McLouth added an after-the-fact 2 run homer in the 9th.

Final Score: Mets 8, Pirates 4

We know we won’t lose tomorrow. Thankfully, the Bucs have the day off.

Jack Wilson played a AAA game on Saturday. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI double, and he started a double play for the Indianapolis Indians. He should be back in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals. It’s a good thing because we need him in the lineup badly. This season, Brian Bixler has had 25 at bats and 18 strikeouts. He’s committed 2 errors in 8 games.

Brian Bixler - The Indianapolis Indians should get their SS back tomorrow.

Brian Bixler - The Indianapolis Indians should get their SS back tomorrow.

After a disappointing home-stand against the Reds and Brewers, the Pirates travel to St. Louis to take on the division leading Cardinals. At 17-10, the Cardinals have one of the best records in baseball, but the Pirates managed a 2-2 split with them in their season-opening series.

Tonight, we’ll see: Zach Duke (3-2, 2.21) @ Mitchell Boggs (1-0, 3.29)

Delwyn Young will be starting in right field.

Post Game Update:
Given the current state of the Pirates’ offense, it tough to win many games. Pirate hitting was too few and far between, and the Pirates lost to the Cardinals 4-2. That’s their 8th loss in 9 games. (I guess I need to be in attendance more often!)

Tonight wasn’t Zach Duke’s best outing, but he still left the game in a manageable condition. Sean Burnett continued to be the strongest member of the Bucs’ bullpen, pitching 2 and 1/3 strong innings.

Albert Pujols was nasty, as always, going 4-4 including a 1st inning homer.

Our offense needs a jump-start.

Delwyn Young... until I can find a picture of him in a Pirates' uniform

Delwyn Young... until I can find a picture of him in a Pirates' uniform

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (13) on a ground ball to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Ryan Ludwick.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Brian Barden lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Joe Thurston pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Albert Pujols homers (11) on a line drive to left center field.
Ryan Ludwick lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Andy LaRoche walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Ramon Vazquez grounds into a double play, shortstop Khalil Greene to second baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Zach Duke walks. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Delwyn Young scores. Jason Jaramillo out at home on the throw, center fielder Colby Rasmus to catcher Yadier Molina.

Home
Yadier Molina grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chris Duncan grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Khalil Greene doubles (3) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mitchell Boggs grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Colby Rasmus strikes out swinging.
Brian Barden grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Thurston grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Delwyn Young walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Ramon Vazquez flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Delwyn Young to 3rd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out softly, catcher Yadier Molina to first baseman Albert Pujols. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Zach Duke called out on strikes.

Home
Albert Pujols singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Ludwick walks. Albert Pujols to 2nd.
Yadier Molina lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth. Albert Pujols to 3rd.
Chris Duncan triples (2) on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Albert Pujols scores. Ryan Ludwick scores.
Khalil Greene out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Chris Duncan scores.
Mitchell Boggs grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
With Nate McLouth batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (7) 2nd base.
Nate McLouth doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Ryan Ludwick. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Pitching Change: Trever Miller replaces Mitchell Boggs, batting 8th.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Nate McLouth to 3rd.
Delwyn Young walks.
Pitching Change: Kyle McClellan replaces Trever Miller, batting 8th.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Kyle McClellan to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Home
Colby Rasmus flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Brian Barden grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Thurston strikes out on a foul tip.

Inning 6

Away
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Zach Duke reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Khalil Greene. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a fly ball to right fielder Ryan Ludwick. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, third baseman Brian Barden to second baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Home
Albert Pujols singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ryan Ludwick singles on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Albert Pujols to 2nd.
With Yadier Molina batting, Albert Pujols caught stealing 3rd base, catcher Jason Jaramillo to third baseman Andy LaRoche, Ryan Ludwick to 2nd.
Yadier Molina walks.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th.
Chris Duncan lines into an unassisted double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche. Yadier Molina doubled off 1st.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Dennys Reyes replaces Kyle McClellan, batting 8th.
Nate McLouth pops out to second baseman Joe Thurston.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Ryan Ludwick.

Home
Khalil Greene called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Adam Wainwright replaces Dennys Reyes.
Adam Wainwright flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Colby Rasmus flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Inning 8

Away
Defensive Substitution: Skip Schumaker replaces left fielder Chris Duncan, batting 6th, playing left field.
Pitching Change: Jason Motte replaces Dennys Reyes, batting 8th, replacing Adam Wainwright.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Ramon Vazquez flies out to right fielder Ryan Ludwick.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Home
Brian Barden grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Thurston grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Sean Burnett.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Albert Pujols singles on a ground ball to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Ryan Ludwick strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Ryan Franklin replaces Jason Motte, batting 8th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Jesse Chavez.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Ryan Ludwick.