Just hours after Jack Wilson was shipped to Seattle, Freddy Sanchez was traded to the Giants.

In return, the Pirates received Tim Alderson, a right handed pitcher who was highly regarded within the Giants’ organization.

Word is now that Grabow and Gorzo could be dealt to the Cubs. 1 more day til the trade deadline.

This piece of news wasn’t too surprising. I’ll miss Jack Wilson at shortstop, but Management has made it pretty clear that season could be Wilson’s last with the Buccos.

The Pirates also sent Ian Snell to Seattle, but they picked up 5 guys in what seems to be a Grand Slam deal for the Bucs.

Here’s who’s coming to the Burgh.

First baseman Jeff Clement, #1 Mariner prospect in 2006 and 2008
Shortstop Ronny Cedeno, hopefully can fill the hole at SS.
Right-handed pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock… all solid A pitchers.

Rumors are now circulating that the Giants may be interested in Sanchez. 2 days until the trade deadline!

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

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

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

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

Gil Meche (RHP) (4-6, 4.11 ERA, 68 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Home runs from Nyjer Morgan, Jason Jaramillo, and Jack Wilson gave the Pirates enough offense to defeat the Royals tonight.

Virgil Vasquez’s Pirate debut (taking over for the self-demoted Ian Snell) was successful. 6 innings, 4 hits, 7 strikeouts and 2 ER.

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Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus called out on strikes.
Mitch Maier grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Billy Butler walks.
Jose Guillen called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Mitch Maier.

Inning 2

Away
Mark Teahen walks.
Alberto Callaspo doubles (19) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mark Teahen scores.
Miguel Olivo doubles (9) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alberto Callaspo scores.
Tony Pena hit into a fielder’s choice double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Miguel Olivo out at 3rd. Tony Pena out at 2nd.
Gil Meche strikes out swinging.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 3

Away
David DeJesus flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mitch Maier strikes out swinging.
Billy Butler singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jose Guillen pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Virgil Vasquez strikes out on a foul tip.
Andrew McCutchen hit by pitch.
Nyjer Morgan homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 4

Away
Mark Teahen grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Miguel Olivo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Billy Butler in foul territory.
Jason Jaramillo homers (3) on a fly ball to right field.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Virgil Vasquez strikes out swinging, catcher Miguel Olivo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 5

Away
Tony Pena grounds out softly, pitcher Virgil Vasquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Gil Meche lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
David DeJesus grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen walks.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (4) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft bunt ground ball to third baseman Mark Teahen. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Mitch Maier. Andrew McCutchen scores.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Miguel Olivo to shortstop Tony Pena.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 6

Away
Mitch Maier strikes out on a foul tip.
Billy Butler strikes out on a foul tip.
Jose Guillen doubles (8) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark Teahen strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Juan Cruz replaces Gil Meche, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson homers (3) on a fly ball to left field.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Virgil Vasquez.
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Virgil Vasquez, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Miguel Olivo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Tony Pena called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 8

Away
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Willie Bloomquist replaces Juan Cruz.
Willie Bloomquist grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
David DeJesus lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brayan Pena replaces Mitch Maier.
Brayan Pena singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Brayan Pena out at 2nd, right fielder Brandon Moss to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Pitching Change: Jamey Wright replaces Juan Cruz, batting 2nd, replacing Brayan Pena.
Willie Bloomquist remains in the game as the center fielder.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Billy Butler grounds out softly, pitcher Matt Capps to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Guillen grounds out sharply, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mark Teahen homers (9) on a fly ball to left center field.
Alberto Callaspo reaches on a missed catch error by pitcher Matt Capps, assist to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Olivo singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alberto Callaspo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs replaces Tony Pena.
Mike Jacobs called out on strikes.

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

Interleague play continues against the Kansas City Royals.

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Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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

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

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

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Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

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

9:10 P.M. EST @ Coors Field

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

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

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

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Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

Zach Duke (LHP) (6-4, 2.62 ERA, 42 K) @ Kenshin Kawakami (RHP) (3-6, 4.63 ERA, 46 K)

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Post Game Update

Zach Duke didn’t have a strong start tonight. He gave up 11 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings. Still the Pirates managed to score 2 runs in the 6th thanks to triples from Andrew McCutchen and Freddy Sanchez. Nyjer Morgan and Adam LaRoche each hit sacrifice flies to score McCutchen and Sanchez. Jaramillo, Wilson, Hinske, and McCutchen hit four consecutive hits in the 7th to score 3 runs and tie the game.

The Pirate bullpen pitched remarkably well in innings 7 through 14. Tom Gorzelanny, John Grabow, Sean Burnett, Steven Jackson, Jesse Chavez, and Evan Meek (3 innings!) all kept the Bucs in the game. Jeff Karstens entered for the bottom of the 15th inning, and he surrendered 2 walks and 2 hits, and Matt Diaz knocked in the winning run.

This was a tough loss for the Pirates tonight. Bobby Cox got his 2,000th win as a Braves manager. Nate McLouth hit a HR in his first game against the Pirates. Luckily, Andrew McCutchen is playing great, although is defense could use some work.

Since Karstens came into the game in relief tonight, we may see Charlie Morton enter the starting rotation soon.

Tonight’s game also brought up a minor bug in my scoresheet. I’ve known that there is currently a serious limitation in the scoresheet. Each team can only have 63 plate appearances. As I finished the scoresheet, I breathed a sigh of relief when the Pirates finished with 62 plate appearances and the Braves finished with 63. The minor bug occurred when a team had exactly 63 plate appearances. I’ll post an update shortly.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan hit by pitch.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Brian McCann to shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Home
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Yunel Escobar grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Nate McLouth out at 2nd. Yunel Escobar to 1st.
Chipper Jones homers (8) on a fly ball to right field. Yunel Escobar scores.
Brian McCann hit by pitch.
Garret Anderson flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jeff Francoeur flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Martin Prado to pitcher Kenshin Kawakami.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Martin Prado.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Martin Prado singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Kelly Johnson strikes out on a foul tip.
Kenshin Kawakami bunt pops out to pitcher Zach Duke.
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jason Jaramillo flies out to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Zach Duke grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Yunel Escobar flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Chipper Jones walks.
Brian McCann flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (20) on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Jeff Francoeur singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Martin Prado grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jeff Francoeur out at 2nd.
Kelly Johnson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Kenshin Kawakami grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.
Jack Wilson called out on strikes.
Zach Duke flies out to left fielder Garret Anderson.

Home
Nate McLouth homers (10) on a fly ball to center field.
Yunel Escobar flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Chipper Jones singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Brian McCann homers (6) on a fly ball to right field. Chipper Jones scores.
Garret Anderson walks.
Jeff Francoeur grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke. Garret Anderson to 2nd.
Martin Prado flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Andrew McCutchen triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez triples (3) on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Garret Anderson. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Kenshin Kawakami to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Kelly Johnson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz replaces Kenshin Kawakami.
Matt Diaz singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Matt Diaz out at 2nd, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Yunel Escobar batting, Nate McLouth steals (9) 2nd base.
Yunel Escobar singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Nate McLouth scores. Yunel Escobar out at 2nd on the throw, center fielder Andrew McCutchen to third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Peter Moylan replaces Kenshin Kawakami, batting 9th, replacing Matt Diaz.
Brandon Moss grounds out, pitcher Peter Moylan to first baseman Martin Prado.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a ground ball to third baseman Chipper Jones.
Jack Wilson doubles (12) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Zach Duke.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores.
Andrew McCutchen triples (2) on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Eric Hinske scores.
Pitching Change: Eric O’Flaherty replaces Peter Moylan, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Martin Prado.
Pitching Change: Jeff Bennett replaces Eric O’Flaherty, batting 9th.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Chipper Jones grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brian McCann grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jeff Francoeur grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Michael Gonzalez replaces Jeff Bennett, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Brandon Moss grounds into a force out, third baseman Chipper Jones to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd. Brandon Moss to 1st.
Jason Jaramillo lines out to second baseman Kelly Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Martin Prado strikes out swinging.
Kelly Johnson flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Greg Norton replaces Michael Gonzalez.
Greg Norton grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Rafael Soriano replaces Michael Gonzalez, batting 9th, replacing Greg Norton.
Jack Wilson singles on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces John Grabow.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss in foul territory.
Yunel Escobar grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chipper Jones flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 10

Away
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Adam LaRoche singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Adam LaRoche steals (1) 2nd base.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Home
Brian McCann lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 6th.
Defensive Substitution: Craig Monroe replaces pitcher Sean Burnett, batting 9th, playing right field.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Gregor Blanco replaces Garret Anderson.
With Jeff Francoeur batting, Gregor Blanco steals (1) 2nd base.
Steven Jackson intentionally walks Jeff Francoeur.
Martin Prado grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jeff Francoeur out at 2nd.

Inning 11

Away
Gregor Blanco remains in the game as the left fielder.
Pitching Change: Manny Acosta replaces Rafael Soriano, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Craig Monroe walks.
Andrew McCutchen doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Gregor Blanco. Craig Monroe out at home on the throw, left fielder Gregor Blanco to shortstop Yunel Escobar to catcher Brian McCann.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson, batting 6th.
Kelly Johnson strikes out swinging.
Manny Acosta strikes out on a foul bunt.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Inning 12

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Martin Prado.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche walks. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Jesse Chavez.
Ramon Vazquez pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Home
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 6th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Yunel Escobar flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Chipper Jones grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brian McCann singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Jair Jurrjens replaces Brian McCann.
With Gregor Blanco batting, wild pitch by Evan Meek, Jair Jurrjens to 2nd.
Gregor Blanco grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 13

Away
Pitching Change: Kris Medlen replaces Manny Acosta, batting 4th, replacing Jair Jurrjens.
Defensive Substitution: David Ross replaces pitcher Manny Acosta, batting 9th, playing catcher.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Martin Prado.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

Home
Jeff Francoeur walks.
Martin Prado out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Jason Jaramillo to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Jeff Francoeur to 2nd.
Kelly Johnson strikes out swinging.
David Ross called out on strikes.

Inning 14

Away
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Nyjer Morgan reaches on a fielding error by left fielder Gregor Blanco. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Kris Medlen intentionally walks Freddy Sanchez.
Adam LaRoche grounds into a double play, second baseman Kelly Johnson to shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Martin Prado. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Yunel Escobar flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Evan Meek intentionally walks Chipper Jones.
Kris Medlen pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 15

Away
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ian Snell replaces Evan Meek.
Ian Snell out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Kris Medlen to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Home
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Evan Meek, batting 6th, replacing Ian Snell.
Gregor Blanco walks.
Jeff Francoeur ground bunts into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson. Gregor Blanco out at 2nd. Jeff Francoeur to 1st.
Martin Prado singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jeff Francoeur to 3rd.
Jeff Karstens intentionally walks Kelly Johnson. Martin Prado to 2nd.
David Ross singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Jeff Francoeur scores. Martin Prado to 3rd. Kelly Johnson to 2nd.