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

12:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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

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

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Ted Lilly (LHP) (7-5, 3.41 ERA, 81 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (6-6, 4.75 ERA, 44 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates:
Given the trades that took place today, I did not expect the Pirates to play well in tonight’s game, but all in all, this was probably one of the best games the Pirates played all season.

Ross Ohlendorf was fantastic, striking out 8 and allowing just 4 hits in 7 innings. Grabow and Capps sealed the deal.

Freddy Sanchez went 3-3 with an RBI.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Alfonso Soriano grounds out softly to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kosuke Fukudome grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Jake Fox flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.

Inning 2

Away
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.

Home
Andy LaRoche walks.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into double play, third baseman Jake Fox to second baseman Mike Fontenot to first baseman Derrek Lee. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Ryan Theriot pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ted Lilly strikes out swinging.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Ross Ohlendorf lines out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.

Inning 4

Away
Kosuke Fukudome lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Derrek Lee strikes out swinging.
Jake Fox lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Delwyn Young lines out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging. Brandon Moss advances to 1st, on missed catch error by pitcher Ted Lilly. Wild pitch by pitcher Ted Lilly. Freddy Sanchez scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto doubles (9) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mike Fontenot called out on strikes.
Ryan Theriot called out on strikes.

Home
Jack Wilson singles on a bunt ground ball to second baseman Mike Fontenot.
Ross Ohlendorf out on a sacrifice bunt, first baseman Derrek Lee to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome. Jack Wilson scores.
With Delwyn Young batting, Freddy Sanchez steals (5) 2nd base.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Ted Lilly pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Alfonso Soriano hit by pitch.
Kosuke Fukudome flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Derrek Lee strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz lines into unassisted double play, second baseman Mike Fontenot. Adam LaRoche doubled off 2nd.

Inning 7

Away
Jake Fox pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mike Fontenot singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss. Geovany Soto out at 3rd on the throw, left fielder Brandon Moss to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Derrek Lee in foul territory.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Steve Pearce replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Steve Pearce doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (25) on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Steve Pearce scores.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.

Inning 8

Away
Pitcher Change: John Grabow replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Milton Bradley replaces Ted Lilly.
Milton Bradley singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Milton Bradley to 2nd. Ryan Theriot advances to 3rd, on throwing error by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Kosuke Fukudome called out on strikes.
Derrek Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitcher Change: Jeff Samardzija replaces Ted Lilly, batting 2nd, replacing center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Milton Bradley remains in the game as the center fielder.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Jake Fox to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitcher Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Jake Fox grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Micah Hoffpauir pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Geovany Soto walks.
Mike Fontenot flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

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.

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.

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

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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

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

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Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

1:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

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

Go Bucs!

Post Game Update

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

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

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

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

It feels good to leave Atlanta with a split.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

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

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

Post Game Update

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update

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

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

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

2 in a row against the Mets! Go Bucs!

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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

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

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

Away
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

Away
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

Away
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

Away
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.