Charlie Morton (RHP) (1-1, 2.65 ERA, 11 K) @ Wandy Rodriguez (LHP) (7-6, 3.21 ERA, 95 K)

2:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

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Paul Maholm (LHP) (5-4, 4.69 ERA, 64 K) @ Brian Moehler (RHP) (5-4, 5.64 ERA, 45 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

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Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (1-1, 3.75 ERA, 9 K) @ Mike Hampton (LHP) (4-5, 4.44 ERA, 49 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

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

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

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

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Ian Snell (RHP) (1-6, 5.64 ERA, 42 K) @ Felipe Paulino (RHP) (1-4, 6.21 ERA, 33 K)

2:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

Post Game Update

For the third time this season, the Pirates were going for a series win against the Houston Astros, and for the 3rd time, the Astros prevailed.

Ian Snell pitched better tonight than he has in awhile. Snell pitched 6 innings and gave up just 3 runs. Steven Jackson struggled in 1.1 innings, giving up 3 runs.

Andrew McCutchen went 3-5 with an RBI in the leadoff spot.

It’s frustrating to lose this series after sweeping the Mets and being just 3 games below .500.

Now it’s on to Atlanta.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Michael Bourn.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, wild pitch by Felipe Paulino, Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Michael Bourn singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Michael Bourn out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo doubles (10) on a fly ball to center fielder Michael Bourn. Andy LaRoche scores.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out on a foul tip.
Pitching Change: Russ Ortiz replaces Felipe Paulino, batting 9th.
Ian Snell strikes out swinging.

Home
Carlos Lee reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging and Carlos Lee caught stealing 2nd, catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Geoff Blum doubles (6) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Geoff Blum scores.
Humberto Quintero flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 3

Away
Andrew McCutchen pops out to second baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Russ Ortiz flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss in foul territory.
Michael Bourn singles on a ground ball to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Michael Bourn out at 2nd.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, shortstop Miguel Tejada to second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Houston Astros pitcher Felipe Paulino left the game due to an injured groin.
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.

Home
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Lee grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.
Ian Snell singles on a ground ball to shortstop Miguel Tejada.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to pitcher Russ Ortiz. Ian Snell to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan lines into a double play, third baseman Geoff Blum to second baseman Jeff Keppinger. Ian Snell doubled off 2nd.

Home
Geoff Blum flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger doubles (8) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Humberto Quintero doubles (2) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jeff Keppinger scores.
Russ Ortiz grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Humberto Quintero to 3rd.
Michael Bourn flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Brandon Moss grounds out, pitcher Russ Ortiz to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Miguel Tejada grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Hunter Pence walks.
With Carlos Lee batting, Hunter Pence steals (6) 2nd base.
Carlos Lee singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Hunter Pence scores. Carlos Lee out at 2nd, right fielder Brandon Moss to catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Lance Berkman doubles (10) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Geoff Blum flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Tim Byrdak replaces Russ Ortiz, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Ian Snell.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Fulchino replaces Tim Byrdak, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, first baseman Lance Berkman to pitcher Jeff Fulchino. Jason Jaramillo scores. Ramon Vazquez to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Ramon Vazquez scores. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd on the throw.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Adam LaRoche grounds into a double play, first baseman Lance Berkman to catcher Humberto Quintero to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young out at home.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Matt Kata replaces Jeff Fulchino.
Matt Kata grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Humberto Quintero out at 2nd. Matt Kata to 1st.
Michael Bourn walks. Matt Kata to 2nd.
Miguel Tejada singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Matt Kata scores. Michael Bourn to 2nd.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Chris Sampson replaces Jeff Fulchino, batting 9th, replacing Matt Kata.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Geoff Blum to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.

Home
Carlos Lee walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Darin Erstad replaces Carlos Lee.
Lance Berkman singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Darin Erstad to 2nd.
Geoff Blum flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Jeff Keppinger strikes out swinging.
Humberto Quintero singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Darin Erstad scores. Lance Berkman to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels replaces Chris Sampson.
Jason Michaels hits a ground-rule double (6) on a fly ball down the right-field line. Lance Berkman scores. Humberto Quintero to 3rd.
Michael Bourn pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 9

Away
Darin Erstad remains in the game as the left fielder.
Pitching Change: LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson, batting 9th, replacing Jason Michaels.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske doubles (7) on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to second baseman Jeff Keppinger. Eric Hinske to 3rd.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Michael Bourn. Eric Hinske scores.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Andrew McCutchen advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to first baseman Lance Berkman in foul territory.

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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Live Updates:

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.

Jeff Karstens (RHP) (2-2, 4.83 ERA, 22 K) @ Mike Hampton (LHP) (3-4, 5.07 ERA, 36 K)

8:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

Post Game Update

An ugly 6th inning that included a Carlos Lee grand slam doomed the Pirates tonight.

The Bucs couldn’t get much offense going. They could only get 1 run on 6 hits.

The Pirates just can’t seem to win the games that would appear to be “easy” wins. After sweeping the Mets, we travel to Houston and get destroyed.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Geoff Blum to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.

Home
Michael Bourn grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Hunter Pence singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Carlos Lee grounds out, third baseman Eric Hinske to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Delwyn Young grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to pitcher Mike Hampton.

Home
Lance Berkman walks.
Geoff Blum grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Lance Berkman out at 2nd.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Humberto Quintero pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 3

Away
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, third baseman Geoff Blum to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Jeff Karstens singles on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Andrew McCutchen grounds into a force out, shortstop Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Jeff Karstens out at 2nd.

Home
Mike Hampton singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Michael Bourn doubles (11) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Mike Hampton to 3rd.
Jeff Keppinger out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Mike Hampton scores. Michael Bourn to 3rd.
Hunter Pence out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Delwyn Young. Michael Bourn scores.
Carlos Lee flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 4

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Lance Berkman flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Geoff Blum walks.
Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.
Humberto Quintero singles on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Geoff Blum to 3rd.
Mike Hampton strikes out on a foul tip.

Inning 5

Away
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young to 3rd.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Delwyn Young scores.
Jeff Karstens grounds out, shortstop Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Michael Bourn pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Hunter Pence singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Carlos Lee singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Carlos Lee out at 2nd, left fielder Nyjer Morgan to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 6

Away
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.

Home
Lance Berkman walks.
Geoff Blum flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young. Lance Berkman to 2nd.
With Edwin Maysonet batting, Lance Berkman steals (1) 3rd base.
Edwin Maysonet walks.
Humberto Quintero triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Lance Berkman scores. Edwin Maysonet scores.
Mike Hampton out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Delwyn Young. Humberto Quintero scores.
Michael Bourn doubles (12) on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
With Jeff Keppinger batting, Michael Bourn steals (19) 3rd base.
Jeff Keppinger walks.
Hunter Pence walks. Jeff Keppinger to 2nd.
Carlos Lee hits a grand slam (10) to left field. Michael Bourn scores. Jeff Keppinger scores. Hunter Pence scores.
Lance Berkman doubles (9) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Geoff Blum grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Eric Hinske singles on a ground ball to center fielder Michael Bourn. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a force out, shortstop Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Eric Hinske out at 2nd. Jason Jaramillo to 1st.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, third baseman Geoff Blum to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Jason Jaramillo out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Edwin Maysonet pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero hit by pitch.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Matt Kata replaces Mike Hampton.
Matt Kata grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Humberto Quintero out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Fulchino replaces Mike Hampton, batting 9th, replacing Matt Kata.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Sean Burnett.
Ramon Vazquez lines out to pitcher Jeff Fulchino.
Andrew McCutchen lines out to shortstop Jeff Keppinger.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out on a foul tip.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett, batting 3rd, replacing second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Ramon Vazquez remains in the game as the second baseman.
Michael Bourn walks.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Hunter Pence lines out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Carlos Lee pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Inning 9

Away
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Delwyn Young grounds into a double play, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to shortstop Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.
Eric Hinske pops out to shortstop Jeff Keppinger.

Mike Pelfrey (RHP) (4-1, 3.88 ERA, 23 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-5, 4.45 ERA, 32 K)

12:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update

Since today’s game was at 12:35, and the Penguins played at 8:00, I decided to take the day off and spend the day in Pittsburgh. Lucky for me, I got to see Andrew McCutchen’s MLB debut, and he looked good! McCutchen batted in the leadoff spot, and Nyjer Morgan batted second, essentially giving the Pirates two leadoff hitters. The two leadoff 4 of the 8 innings this afternoon. McCutchen was 2-4 with a walk and 3 runs. Nyjer was 2-4 with a run. Ramon Vazquez was playing SS today because Jack Wilson was out with the stomach flu. Vazquez was impressive, going 4-4 with 4 singles and a run.

Ross Ohlendorf didn’t look sharp, only going 4.1 innings, while giving up 9 hits and 5 runs. Tom Gorzelanny looked good as he came in to finish off the 5th. Steven Jackson gave 2 innings of excellent relief effort.

Today was a fun game to watch. Even with McLouth gone, we looked like a good baseball team. I love McCutchen and Morgan batting 1-2 (although I was expecting to see Morgan-McCutchen). We’re only 3 games under .500 with a series at Houston. Hopefully we can win this one!

Go Bucs!

Following the game, Carlos Beltran had this to say about the Pirates’ series: “The reality of this is coming here to Pittsburgh and getting swept, me, I feel embarrassed. I mean, we have to take this personally. It can’t happen. It can’t happen, us being able to come here and lose three games just like that. Three games to this team. I know they’re a big-league ball club, but we’re better than them.”

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Inning 1

Away
Alex Cora pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Luis Castillo grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Beltran doubles (16) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Gary Sheffield called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Mike Pelfrey intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Andrew McCutchen scores. Nyjer Morgan scores. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to second baseman Luis Castillo, deflected by pitcher Mike Pelfrey. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a fly ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds into a double play, pitcher Mike Pelfrey to catcher Omir Santos to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Brandon Moss out at home.

Inning 2

Away
David Wright walks.
With Daniel Murphy batting, David Wright steals (13) 2nd base.
Daniel Murphy singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. David Wright scores.
Fernando Martinez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Daniel Murphy to 3rd.
Omir Santos reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to catcher Jason Jaramillo. Daniel Murphy out at home. Fernando Martinez to 2nd.
Mike Pelfrey ground bunts into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Fernando Martinez to 3rd. Omir Santos out at 2nd. Mike Pelfrey to 1st.
Alex Cora doubles (5) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Fernando Martinez scores. Mike Pelfrey to 3rd.
Luis Castillo singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Mike Pelfrey scores. Alex Cora to 3rd.
Carlos Beltran walks. Luis Castillo to 2nd.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Nyjer Morgan reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Daniel Murphy. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche doubles (18) on a fly ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Daniel Murphy to pitcher Mike Pelfrey.

Inning 3

Away
David Wright walks.
Daniel Murphy flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Fernando Martinez flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Omir Santos singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. David Wright to 2nd.
Mike Pelfrey grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, shortstop Alex Cora to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

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Alex Cora pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Luis Castillo grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Beltran homers (7) on a fly ball to right center field.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

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Andrew McCutchen walks.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Mike Pelfrey to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche hit by pitch. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss walks. Andrew McCutchen scores. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Ken Takahashi replaces Mike Pelfrey, batting 9th.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Brandon Moss scores. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

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David Wright singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Daniel Murphy pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Fernando Martinez doubles (3) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. David Wright scores.
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Omir Santos grounds out, pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Fernando Martinez to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Emil Brown replaces Ken Takahashi.
Emil Brown grounds out, pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

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Pitching Change: Sean Green replaces Ken Takahashi, batting 9th, replacing Emil Brown.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Alex Cora to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Sean Green to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Inning 6

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Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Alex Cora grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Luis Castillo lines out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Carlos Beltran strikes out swinging.

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Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Daniel Murphy.

Inning 7

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Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 5th, replacing third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Defensive Substitution: Eric Hinske replaces pitcher Sean Burnett, batting 9th, playing third base.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Wright grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Daniel Murphy walks.
Fernando Martinez grounds into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Daniel Murphy out at 2nd.

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Pitching Change: J. Putz replaces Sean Green, batting 9th.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Andy LaRoche left the game due to an injured knee.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, third baseman David Wright to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
With Eric Hinske batting, Ramon Vazquez steals (1) 2nd base.
Eric Hinske pops out to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Ramon Vazquez scores.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (1) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan triples (5) on a fly ball to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Inning 8

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Omir Santos flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jeremy Reed replaces J. Putz.
Jeremy Reed grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Steven Jackson.
Alex Cora flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

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Pitching Change: Pedro Feliciano replaces J. Putz, batting 9th, replacing Jeremy Reed.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Steven Jackson.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out to pitcher Pedro Feliciano.

Inning 9

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Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson, batting 5th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Luis Castillo walks.
With Carlos Beltran batting, wild pitch by Jesse Chavez, Luis Castillo to 2nd.
Carlos Beltran grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Luis Castillo to 3rd.
Gary Sheffield pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
David Wright doubles (13) on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Luis Castillo scores.
Daniel Murphy flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Mike Hampton (LHP) (2-4, 5.63 ERA, 33 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (3-1, 4.11 ERA, 34 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Rubber match this afternoon.

Post Game Update:

Grrr… there’s not much more frustrating than a 2-1 loss…. especially when that loss comes at the hands of Mike Hampton (2-4, 5.63 ERA). Pirate batters went back into their shell, as they got just 4 hits tonight.

Nate McLouth led of the game with a solo home run, and that was the last time the Pirates would touch home plate.

Paul Maholm pitched well, but it’s tough to pitch well enough to win when your offense provides just 1 run.

Prior to today’s game, Donald Veal was sent to the DL with a strained right groin. Steven Jackson (newly acquired from the New York Yankees) will be recalled from AAA. Word is that Veal being placed on the DL could just be a convenient way for the Pirates to hold onto Veal without keeping him an active member of the bullpen. Since Veal was a Rule 5 pickup from the Chicago Cubs, Veal must be kept on the Pirates’ Major League roster.

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Inning 1

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Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.
Miguel Tejada doubles (20) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.
With Carlos Lee batting, wild pitch by Paul Maholm, Miguel Tejada to 3rd.
Carlos Lee flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

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Nate McLouth homers (9) on a fly ball to right field.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Craig Monroe grounds into a double play, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Inning 2

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Lance Berkman walks.
Jason Michaels flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth. Lance Berkman to 2nd.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Lance Berkman scores. Humberto Quintero to 2nd on the throw.
Mike Hampton called out on strikes.

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Adam LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

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Edwin Maysonet grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Tejada reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Hunter Pence singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Tejada to 3rd. Hunter Pence to 2nd.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging.

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Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Paul Maholm grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Mike Hampton to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 4

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Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mike Hampton flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

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Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Craig Monroe grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to shortstop Miguel Tejada, deflected by pitcher Mike Hampton.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 5

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Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Edwin Maysonet out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

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Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Jason Michaels.
Paul Maholm strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

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Carlos Lee walks.
Lance Berkman pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Lee out at 2nd.

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Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 7

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Humberto Quintero flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Mike Hampton singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mike Hampton to 2nd.
With Miguel Tejada batting, passed ball by Robinzon Diaz, Mike Hampton to 3rd. Edwin Maysonet to 2nd.
Miguel Tejada singles on a soft line drive to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Mike Hampton scores. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Hunter Pence grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Tejada out at 2nd.

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Craig Monroe grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Robinzon Diaz bunt grounds out, pitcher Mike Hampton to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 8

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Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th.
Carlos Lee grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Lance Berkman lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Jason Michaels flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

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Pitching Change: Chris Sampson replaces Mike Hampton, batting 4th, replacing left fielder Carlos Lee.
Defensive switch from center field to left field for Jason Michaels.
Defensive Substitution: Michael Bourn replaces pitcher Mike Hampton, batting 9th, playing center field.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Inning 9

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Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Michael Bourn called out on strikes.

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Pitching Change: LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson, batting 4th.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging, catcher Humberto Quintero to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Jason Michaels.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Nyjer Morgan replaces Freddy Sanchez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Craig Monroe.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Wandy Rodriguez (LHP) (5-3, 1.71 ERA, 56 K) @ Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-2, 5.19 ERA, 18 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Jeff Karstens had a great night tonight (7IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 4K).

Up 7-2 in the ninth, Gorzo and Capps made things a little scary in the 9th when they combined for: Ground Out, Fly Out, Walk, Double, Walk, (Pitcher Change), Hit By Pitch, Walk, Ground Out.

PNC Park was sold out tonight for SkyBlast with Zac Brown Band! My sister was there, and she said it was amazing!

The Pirates look for a series win against the Astros tomorrow.
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Inning 1

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Michael Bourn flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada doubles (18) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Lance Berkman called out on strikes.
Carlos Lee flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

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Nyjer Morgan walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn. Nyjer Morgan scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe singles on a ground ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Andy LaRoche scores. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Craig Monroe to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Carlos Lee. Freddy Sanchez scores. Craig Monroe to 3rd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

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Hunter Pence pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

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Jeff Karstens strikes out on a foul tip.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche lines out to center fielder Michael Bourn.

Inning 3

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Edwin Maysonet walks.
Wandy Rodriguez out on a sacrifice bunt, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Edwin Maysonet to 2nd.
Michael Bourn flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Miguel Tejada doubles (19) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Edwin Maysonet scores.
Lance Berkman flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

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Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.

Inning 4

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Carlos Lee hits a ground-rule double (11) on a line drive down the right-field line.
Hunter Pence grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Carlos Lee to 3rd.
Jeff Keppinger doubles (7) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Carlos Lee scores.
Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.

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Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson doubles (8) on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Jeff Karstens called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

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Wandy Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Michael Bourn bunt grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Miguel Tejada strikes out swinging.

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Andy LaRoche walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe grounds into a double play, shortstop Miguel Tejada to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.
Eric Hinske walks.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to shortstop Miguel Tejada, deflected by third baseman Jeff Keppinger. Andy LaRoche scores. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Eric Hinske scores. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Fulchino replaces Wandy Rodriguez, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Robinzon Diaz out at 2nd.

Inning 6

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Lance Berkman singles on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Carlos Lee grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Lance Berkman out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

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Jeff Karstens walks.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche lines out to third baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Jeff Karstens to 2nd.
Craig Monroe flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Inning 7

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Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger strikes out swinging.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Darin Erstad replaces Jeff Fulchino.
Darin Erstad lines out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

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Pitching Change: Tim Byrdak replaces Jeff Fulchino, batting 9th, replacing Darin Erstad.
Eric Hinske singles on a ground ball to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Delwyn Young ground bunts into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to shortstop Miguel Tejada. Eric Hinske out at 2nd. Delwyn Young to 1st.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a double play, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young out at 2nd.

Inning 8

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Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Michael Bourn doubles (8) on a line drive to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Lance Berkman grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske. Michael Bourn to 3rd.
Carlos Lee walks.
Hunter Pence grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Lee out at 2nd.

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Pitching Change: Brandon Backe replaces Tim Byrdak, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson doubles (9) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces John Grabow.
Brandon Moss doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jack Wilson scores.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche doubles (13) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Brandon Moss scores.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Edwin Maysonet.
With Craig Monroe batting, wild pitch by Brandon Backe, Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

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Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Edwin Maysonet walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels replaces Brandon Backe.
Jason Michaels doubles (5) on a fly ball to left fielder Craig Monroe. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Michael Bourn walks.
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Miguel Tejada hit by pitch. Edwin Maysonet scores. Jason Michaels to 3rd. Michael Bourn to 2nd.
Lance Berkman walks. Jason Michaels scores. Michael Bourn to 3rd. Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske.