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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Randy Wells (RHP) (2-3, 2.57 ERA, 41 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 7 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
Virgil Vasquez gave up 7 hits and 3 ER in 6 innings, and that was more than the Pirate offense could muster. The Bucs scored just 1 run on 6 hits in tonight’s rubber match against the Cubs.

Tonight was the first we saw Joel Hanrahan in a Bucco uniform. He pitched well in 1 inning of work.

Garrett Jones also made his first appearance since being recalled from AAA following the Morgan/Hinske trades. He went 0-4.

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The Pirates have made 2 more big moves today.

Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett to the Washington Nationals for Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan.

Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for Casey Erickson and Eric Fryer.

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Rich Harden (RHP) (4-4, 4.95 ERA, 67 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (8-5, 3.09 ERA, 51 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
The Bucs had 9 hits tonight, including 3 by Nyjer Morgan, but they only managed to get 1 run across.

Zach Duke allowed 7 hits and 3 ER in 7 innings, and that was enough for the Cubs to prevail.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Alfonso Soriano flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Jake Fox to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging, catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.

Inning 2

Away
Jake Fox singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Jake Fox to 2nd.
Milton Bradley flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.
Andres Blanco singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jake Fox scores. Geovany Soto to 3rd. Andres Blanco to 2nd on the throw.
Rich Harden grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke.

Home
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Theriot homers (7) on a fly ball to left field.
Derrek Lee lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Jake Fox grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Jack Wilson walks.
Zach Duke out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Rich Harden to second baseman Andres Blanco. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Geovany Soto walks.
Milton Bradley doubles (8) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Geovany Soto scores.
Ryan Freel pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Andres Blanco grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Milton Bradley to 3rd.
Rich Harden strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Inning 5

Away
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche doubles (15) on a fly ball to center fielder Ryan Freel.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to pitcher Rich Harden. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Andy LaRoche scores.
Zach Duke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to second baseman Andres Blanco. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Zach Duke to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Rich Harden to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Inning 6

Away
Jake Fox singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Milton Bradley singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jake Fox to 2nd.
Ryan Freel flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jake Fox to 3rd.
Andres Blanco grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Milton Bradley out at 2nd.

Home
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Freel. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Rich Harden grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Theriot flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Zach Duke.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Ryan Freel.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a fly ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Derrek Lee grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jake Fox walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Sam Fuld replaces Jake Fox.
Geovany Soto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
With Milton Bradley batting, Sam Fuld caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Sam Fuld remains in the game as the center fielder.
Pitching Change: Carlos Marmol replaces Rich Harden, batting 7th, replacing center fielder Ryan Freel.
Defensive Substitution: Mike Fontenot replaces pitcher Rich Harden, batting 9th, playing third base.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Milton Bradley grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to pitcher Jesse Chavez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir replaces Carlos Marmol.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Andres Blanco strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol, batting 7th, replacing Micah Hoffpauir.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson pops out to second baseman Andres Blanco.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske flies out to center fielder Sam Fuld.

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.

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.

Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 K) @ Jason Hammel (RHP) (4-3, 4.10 ERA, 42 K)

8:10 P.M. EST @ Coors Field

Craig Monroe was designated for assignment, and Steven Pearce was recalled from AAA-Indianapolis. Charlie Morton gives his “1st” start for the Pirates a 2nd chance. He takes the mound against Jason Hammel, tonight at 8:10 at Coors Field.

Post Game Updates
Tonight’s loss to the Rockies is very very frustrating.

Down 4-2 after 6 innings, the Pirates got a 4 runs 7th, and they added a run in the 8th to take a 7-4 lead.

The bullpen couldn’t hold it, and the Rockies scored 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th to finish a 9-7 victory.

Charlie Morton did his job, holding the Rockies to 2 runs after 5. Sean Burnett didn’t pitch well in the 6th, but Pirate batters bailed him out in the 7th. John Grabow was a disaster in the 8th, and Jesse Chavez was no better in the 9th.

Nyjer Morgan was 4-5 with a run and an RBI. McCutchen was 1-5 with a run and 3 RBI. Brandon Moss went 3-4.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out sharply, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Dexter Fowler grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes pops out to pitcher Charlie Morton.
Todd Helton strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Brandon Moss doubles (12) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to first baseman Todd Helton.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Brad Hawpe called out on strikes.
Troy Tulowitzki walks.
Ian Stewart doubles (8) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Troy Tulowitzki scores.
Carlos Gonzalez flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ian Stewart to 3rd.
Chris Iannetta walks.
Jason Hammel grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Chris Iannetta out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Charlie Morton lines out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (23) on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.

Home
Dexter Fowler flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan in foul territory.
Clint Barmes strikes out swinging.
Todd Helton singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Brad Hawpe grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, pitcher Jason Hammel to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Home
Troy Tulowitzki called out on strikes.
Ian Stewart triples (1) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Gonzalez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Ian Stewart scores.
With Chris Iannetta batting, Carlos Gonzalez steals (3) 2nd base.
Chris Iannetta lines into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Gonzalez doubled off 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Charlie Morton grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Home
Jason Hammel grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Dexter Fowler singles on a ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
With Clint Barmes batting, Dexter Fowler steals (12) 2nd base.
Clint Barmes pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Todd Helton flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 6

Away
Nyjer Morgan singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Jason Hammel.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Jason Hammel to first baseman Todd Helton. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche lines out to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th.
Brad Hawpe grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ian Stewart homers (13) on a fly ball to center field. Troy Tulowitzki scores.
Carlos Gonzalez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chris Iannetta singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jason Hammel grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Dexter Fowler.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Sean Burnett.
Delwyn Young walks. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Matt Daley replaces Jason Hammel, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen triples (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores. Delwyn Young scores.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Alan Embree replaces Matt Daley, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche lines into a double play, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Todd Helton. Nyjer Morgan doubled off 1st.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Dexter Fowler grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Todd Helton grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Andy LaRoche doubles (14) on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.
Brandon Moss doubles (13) on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Dexter Fowler, deflected by second baseman Clint Barmes. Andy LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Joel Peralta replaces Alan Embree, batting 2nd.
Defensive Substitution: Omar Quintanilla replaces pitcher Alan Embree, batting 9th, playing second base.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Jack Wilson ground bunts into a force out, pitcher Joel Peralta to third baseman Ian Stewart. Brandon Moss out at 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd. Jack Wilson to 1st.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Steven Jackson.
With Eric Hinske batting, Joel Peralta picks off Jason Jaramillo at 2nd on throw to Troy Tulowitzki.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Brad Hawpe walks.
Troy Tulowitzki strikes out swinging.
Ian Stewart strikes out swinging.
Carlos Gonzalez singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Brad Hawpe to 2nd.
Chris Iannetta homers (10) on a fly ball to center field. Brad Hawpe scores. Carlos Gonzalez scores.
Omar Quintanilla strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Huston Street replaces Joel Peralta, batting 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Todd Helton.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging. Nyjer Morgan steals (17) 2nd base. Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Chris Iannetta.
Huston Street intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to second baseman Omar Quintanilla. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Dexter Fowler flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Seth Smith replaces Huston Street.
Seth Smith singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Todd Helton homers (9) on a fly ball to right center field. Seth Smith scores.

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

1:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

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

Go Bucs!

Post Game Update

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

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

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

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

It feels good to leave Atlanta with a split.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-5, 4.85 ERA, 33 K) @ Derek Lowe (RHP) (6-3, 3.40 ERA, 45 K)

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Post Game Update

The Pirates dropped their second 1-run game in a row to the Atlanta Braves. Ross Ohlendorf pitched well, but it wasn’t enough for the Pirates to get the W.

The Pirates scored early in the 1st inning when speedy Nyjer Morgan singled. Delwyn Young hit him over to 3rd, and Morgan scored on an Adam LaRoche groundout.

The Braves put some singles together in the bottom of the 3rd to score Nate McLouth and tie the game at 1.

Delwyn Young singled in the 4th, Eric Hinske walked, and Robinzon Diaz doubled to send them both home. 3-1 Bucs!

The lead lasted until the bottom of the 7th when Jesse Chavez gave up a 2 run single to Yunel Escobar.

This was the 2nd tough loss in a row for the Bucs.

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Garret Anderson. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Yunel Escobar strikes out on a foul tip.
Chipper Jones lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 2

Away
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Matt Diaz.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to right fielder Matt Diaz.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Brian McCann strikes out swinging.
Garret Anderson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Greg Norton flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Matt Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Delwyn Young. Garret Anderson out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to shortstop Yunel Escobar, deflected by pitcher Derek Lowe.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.

Home
Kelly Johnson flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Derek Lowe pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Nate McLouth singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Yunel Escobar singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Chipper Jones singles on a ground ball to second baseman Delwyn Young. Nate McLouth scores. Yunel Escobar to 3rd.
Brian McCann flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 4

Away
Delwyn Young singles on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Adam LaRoche grounds out softly to first baseman Greg Norton. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.
Eric Hinske walks.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Delwyn Young scores. Eric Hinske scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.
Greg Norton grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.
Matt Diaz grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out softly, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andrew McCutchen called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
With Delwyn Young batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (13) 2nd base.
Delwyn Young grounds out softly, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Kelly Johnson pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Derek Lowe grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Eric Hinske doubles (8) on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Yunel Escobar singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, deflected by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Chipper Jones singles on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Yunel Escobar to 3rd.
Brian McCann singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske. Yunel Escobar scores. Chipper Jones to 2nd.
Garret Anderson grounds into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf. Chipper Jones to 3rd. Brian McCann out at 2nd.
Greg Norton grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.

Inning 7

Away
Jack Wilson grounds out sharply, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Matt Diaz singles on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Kelly Johnson singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Sean Burnett. Matt Diaz to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco replaces Derek Lowe.
Gregor Blanco out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Delwyn Young. Matt Diaz to 3rd. Kelly Johnson to 2nd.
Nate McLouth walks.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Yunel Escobar singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Matt Diaz scores. Kelly Johnson scores. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Chipper Jones grounds into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to pitcher Jesse Chavez. Yunel Escobar out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Michael Gonzalez replaces Derek Lowe, batting 9th, replacing Gregor Blanco.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Delwyn Young grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
Pittsburgh Pirates First Base Coach Perry Hill ejected by 1B umpire Doug Eddings.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Brian McCann grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.
Greg Norton called out on strikes.

Inning 9

Away
Defensive Substitution: Jeff Francoeur replaces left fielder Garret Anderson, batting 5th, playing right field.
Pitching Change: Rafael Soriano replaces Michael Gonzalez, batting 6th, replacing first baseman Greg Norton.
Defensive switch from right field to left field for Matt Diaz.
Defensive Substitution: Martin Prado replaces pitcher Michael Gonzalez, batting 9th, playing first base.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Robinzon Diaz reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Chipper Jones. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.