Tonight in St. Louis, the National League goes for their first All Star Game win since 1996.

Freddy and Zach are reserves.

The rest of the Buccos are taking a few needed days off.

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Congratulations to Zach Duke!

He joins the NL All Star roster to replace the injured, Matt Cain.

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Who will represent the Bucs?

My vote is for Freddy Sanchez, but John Russell has been campaigning hard for Zach Duke. We’ll know within the hour.

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American League Starters
C – Joe Mauer – MIN
1B – Mark Teixeira – NYA
2B – Dustin Pedroia – BOS
3B – Evan Longoria – TBA
SS – Derek Jeter – NYA
LF – Jason Bay – BOS
CF – Ichiro Suzuki – SEA
RF – Josh Hamilton – TEX

National League Starters
C – Yadier Molina – SLN
1B – Albert Pujols – SLN
2B – Chase Utley – PHI
3B – David Wright – NYN
SS – Hanley Ramirez – FLO
LF – Ryan Braun – MIL
CF – Raul Ibanez – PHI
RF – Carlos Beltran – NYN (injured – will not play)

National League Pitching Staff
Matt Cain – SFN
Ted Lilly – CHN
Dan Haren – ARI
Tim Lincecum – SFN
Chad Billingsley – LAN
Josh Johnson – FLA
Ryan Franklin – SLN
Heath Bell – SDN
Jonathan Broxton – LAN
Francisco Rodriguez – NYN
Johan Santana – NYN
Francisco Cordero – CIN
Jason Marquis – COL

National League Reserves
Justin Upton – ARI – OF
Brian McCann – ATL – C
Brad Hawpe – COL – OF
Hunter Pence – HOU – OF
Miguel Tejada – HOU – IF
Orlando Hudson – LAN – IF
Prince Fielder – MIL – IF
Ryan Howard – PHI – IF
Freddy Sanchez – PIT – IF
Adrian Gonzalez – SLN – IF
Ryan Zimmerman – WAS – IF

American League Pitching Staff
Zack Greinke – KCA
Roy Halladay – TBA
Justin Verlander – DET
Tim Wakefield – BOS
Mark Buehrle – CHA
Jonathan Papelbon – BOS
Joe Nathan – MIN
Mariano Rivera – NYA
Brian Fuentes – ANA
Andrew Bailey – OAK
Felix Hernandez – SEA
Josh Beckett – BOS
Edwin Jackson – DET

American League Reserves
Adam Jones – BAL – OF
Kevin Youkilis – BOS – IF
Victor Martinez – CLE – C
Curtis Granderson – DET – OF
Torii Hunter – ANA – OF
Justin Morneau – MIN – IF
Jason Bartlett – TBA – IF
Carl Crawford – TBA – OF
Ben Zobrist – TBA – IF
Michael Young – TEX – IF
Aaron Hill – TOR – IF

American League Final Vote
Adam Lind – TOR, Ian Kinsler – TEX, Chone Figgins – ANA, Carlos Pena – TBA, Brandon Inge – DET

National League Final Vote
Mark Reynolds – ARI, Matt Kemp – LAN, Shane Victorino – PHI, Pablo Sandoval – SFN, Cristian Guzman – WAS

Zach Duke (LHP) (8-6, 3.13 ERA, 54 K) @ Andrew Miller (LHP) (2-4, 4.45 ERA, 51 K)

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

Happy 4th of July!

Go Bucs!

Post Game Updates
For the first time this season, the Marlins beat the Pirates, but the Bucs probably could’ve/should’ve won this one. A bases-loaded wild pitch by Zach Duke (while facing the pitcher) was the dagger. Andy LaRoche and Garrett Jones both homered, but it wasn’t enough. Rubber match tomorrow.

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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.

Carl Pavano (RHP) (6-5, 5.73 ERA, 59 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (7-5, 3.18 ERA, 47 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
After losing 5 games in a row, the Pirates finally scored a win against the Cleveland Indians.

The Bucs got 11 hits and 8 runs (just 3 earned) against Carl Pavano in 3.2 innings.

Every Pirate starter scored a hit, and Adam LaRoche went 3-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI.

Zach Duke pitched well through 6, and Chavez and Grabow were fine in the 7th and 8th.

The ninth inning was a disaster, as the Indians scored 5 runs, but a win is a win.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Jamey Carroll doubles (5) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Grady Sizemore flies out softly to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Victor Martinez walks.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson. Jamey Carroll to 3rd. Victor Martinez out at 2nd. Shin-Soo Choo to 1st.
Mark DeRosa flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Andrew McCutchen pops out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Jhonny Peralta singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Luis Valbuena grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Jhonny Peralta out at 2nd. Luis Valbuena to 1st.
Kelly Shoppach strikes out swinging.
Carl Pavano lines out softly to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss walks.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Zach Duke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Mark DeRosa. Brandon Moss scores. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Zach Duke to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 3

Away
Jamey Carroll strikes out swinging.
Grady Sizemore grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke.
Victor Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 4

Away
Shin-Soo Choo singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark DeRosa singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Shin-Soo Choo to 3rd.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Luis Valbuena strikes out swinging.
Kelly Shoppach singles on a ground ball to pitcher Zach Duke. Shin-Soo Choo scores. Kelly Shoppach to 2nd. Mark DeRosa advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by pitcher Zach Duke.
Carl Pavano grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Zach Duke grounds out, first baseman Victor Martinez to pitcher Carl Pavano.
Andrew McCutchen bunt grounds out softly, pitcher Carl Pavano to first baseman Victor Martinez.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (18) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez reaches on a throwing error by shortstop Luis Valbuena. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
With Adam LaRoche batting, wild pitch by Carl Pavano, Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Nyjer Morgan scores. Freddy Sanchez scores.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Adam LaRoche steals (2) 2nd base.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Mark DeRosa. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd on the throw.
Brandon Moss doubles (15) on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Andy LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Jensen Lewis replaces Carl Pavano, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Brandon Moss scores.
Jack Wilson lines out to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 5

Away
Jamey Carroll walks.
Grady Sizemore pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Victor Martinez flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Shin-Soo Choo pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Zach Duke strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen walks.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Mark DeRosa grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jhonny Peralta grounds out sharply, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Luis Valbuena strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Tony Sipp replaces Jensen Lewis, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche homers (11) on a fly ball to center field.
Andy LaRoche pops out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Victor Martinez.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th.
Kelly Shoppach grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Jesse Chavez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco replaces Tony Sipp.
Ben Francisco grounds out sharply, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jamey Carroll flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Defensive switch from second base to third base for Jamey Carroll.
Defensive Substitution: Chris Gimenez replaces first baseman Victor Martinez, batting 3rd, playing first base.
Defensive switch from third base to shortstop for Jhonny Peralta.
Defensive Substitution: Josh Barfield replaces shortstop Luis Valbuena, batting 7th, playing second base.
Pitching Change: Joe Smith replaces Tony Sipp, batting 9th, replacing Ben Francisco.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, third baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Steve Pearce replaces Jesse Chavez.
Steve Pearce grounds out, shortstop Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, pitcher Joe Smith to first baseman Chris Gimenez.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 4th, replacing first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Defensive Substitution: Ramon Vazquez replaces second baseman Freddy Sanchez, batting 3rd, playing second base.
Steve Pearce remains in the game as the first baseman.
Grady Sizemore flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Chris Gimenez strikes out swinging.
Shin-Soo Choo strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Rafael Perez replaces Joe Smith, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Ramon Vazquez walks. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces John Grabow.
Delwyn Young grounds into a force out, pitcher Rafael Perez to shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd. Ramon Vazquez out at 2nd. Delwyn Young to 1st.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, third baseman Jamey Carroll to second baseman Josh Barfield to first baseman Chris Gimenez. Delwyn Young out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Defensive switch from second base to shortstop for Ramon Vazquez.
Delwyn Young remains in the game as the second baseman.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces John Grabow, batting 8th, replacing shortstop Jack Wilson.
Mark DeRosa flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Josh Barfield singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ramon Vazquez, deflected by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Kelly Shoppach homers (6) on a fly ball to left field. Josh Barfield scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ryan Garko replaces Rafael Perez.
Ryan Garko reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Jamey Carroll singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Andy LaRoche. Jamey Carroll to 2nd. Ryan Garko advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Grady Sizemore homers (10) on a fly ball to right field. Ryan Garko scores. Jamey Carroll scores.
Chris Gimenez walks.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 8th.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Steve Pearce.

Zach Duke (LHP) (7-4, 3.10 ERA, 47 K) @ Nick Blackburn (RHP) (5-2, 3.31 ERA, 37 K)

1:10 P.M. EST @ Metrodome

Post Game Update
Nick Blackburn pitch a complete game 6 hitter, allowing just 1 run to Pirate hitters. That run was after-the-fact… down 5-0 with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth.

Zach Duke pitched fair, allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. Chavez allowed 2 more in 2 innings, but Blackburn was the story of the night.

It feels good to be leaving Minnesota.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, pitcher Nick Blackburn to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Carlos Gomez flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Brendan Harris singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Justin Morneau doubles (18) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Brendan Harris scores.
Michael Cuddyer pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jason Kubel flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Nick Blackburn to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Brandon Moss doubles (11) on a fly ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Joe Crede pops out to second baseman Ramon Vazquez.
Brian Buscher grounds out softly, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Redmond lines out to second baseman Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 3

Away
Ramon Vazquez flies out to left fielder Jason Kubel in foul territory.
Jack Wilson singles on a fly ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a soft ground ball to shortstop Brendan Harris. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, pitcher Nick Blackburn to shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.

Home
Nick Punto singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson.
With Carlos Gomez batting, Nick Punto steals (6) 2nd base.
Carlos Gomez walks.
Brendan Harris singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Nick Punto to 3rd. Carlos Gomez to 2nd.
Justin Morneau grounds into a double play, second baseman Ramon Vazquez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Nick Punto scores. Carlos Gomez to 3rd. Brendan Harris out at 2nd.
Michael Cuddyer grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Andy LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Jason Kubel grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Crede flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Brian Buscher flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 5

Away
Brandon Moss singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a double play, second baseman Nick Punto to shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.
Ramon Vazquez pops out to second baseman Nick Punto.

Home
Mike Redmond flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Nick Punto doubles (4) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Nick Punto advances to 3rd, on a fielding error by left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Carlos Gomez grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brendan Harris flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 6

Away
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Justin Morneau grounds out, second baseman Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Michael Cuddyer homers (10) on a fly ball to center field.
Jason Kubel hits a ground-rule double (14) on a fly ball to left field.
Joe Crede flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jason Kubel to 3rd.
Brian Buscher walks.
Mike Redmond flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 7

Away
Eric Hinske flies out to left fielder Jason Kubel.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Justin Morneau in foul territory.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke.
Nick Punto strikes out swinging.
Carlos Gomez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brendan Harris singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Justin Morneau grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Brandon Moss flies out to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Ramon Vazquez walks.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, shortstop Brendan Harris to second baseman Nick Punto. Ramon Vazquez out at 2nd.

Home
Michael Cuddyer triples (5) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jason Kubel grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Crede reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to catcher Jason Jaramillo. Michael Cuddyer out at home.
Brian Buscher homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Joe Crede scores.
Mike Redmond strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Andrew McCutchen lines out to third baseman Joe Crede.
Nyjer Morgan lines out to third baseman Joe Crede.
Eric Hinske doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer. Eric Hinske scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.

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

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

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

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

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

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

I was very excited when it was announced that the State College Spikes would be a new Short Season Single A team, right in my hometown. I was even more excited following the 2006 season when it was announced that the Spikes would change affiliation from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Now that the first year player draft has completed, and we now know many of the names that will show up on the Spikes’ roster this year, I decided to research the Spikes’ alumni over the past 2 seasons and see where they’re playing now (I ignored the 2006 season with the Cardinals… although Luke Gregerson, Jason Motte, Brendan Ryan and P.J. Walters have already played for the Cards.

Technically, Zach Duke was a State College Spike because he made a rehab appearance in State College in 2007. Otherwise, the most notable Spikes within the Pirates’ system are: Brian Friday, Daniel Moskos, Moises Robles, and Anthony Watson. They’re all playing in AA Altoona.

Here’s a table that I compiled of Spikes’ alumni and where they’re playing now. If I have something wrong, let me know.

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Name Position, Year(s) Acquisition Current Spot Highest Spot
Carver, Mark (C, 2008) 2008 33rd Round Draft Pick A A-
Castorri, Christian (RHP, 2007) Signed as a free agent in 2006. A AA
Charry, Jorge (RHP, 2007-2008) 2006 32nd Round Draft Pick A A
Foust, Matthew (RHP, 2007-2008) 2007 6th Round Draft Pick A A
Klinger, Brent (RHP, 2008) 2008 21st Round Draft Pick A A-
Mendez, Miguel (C, 2008) A A-
Morgan, Kyle (OF, 2008) 2008 36th Round Draft Pick A A-
Payne, Matt (INF/OF, 2008) 2008 34th Round Draft Pick A A-
Ponder, Allen (RHP, 2008) 2008 45th Round Draft Pick A A-
Rice, Chad (2B, 2008) 2007 24th Round Draft Pick A A-
Rosero, Ciro (OF, 2008) Signed as a free agent in 2004. A A+
Rubinstein, David (OF, 2008) 2008 11th Round Draft Pick A A-
Vasquez, Andy (INF, 2008) Signed as a free agent in 2006. A A-
Vasquez, Malvin (RHP, 2008) A A-
Walker, Andrew (C, 2007) 2007 5th Round Draft Pick A A
Williams, Mike (LHP, 2008) 2008 44th Round Draft Pick A A-
Aguero, Ramon (RHP, 2008) Signed as a free agent in 2005. A- A-
Alvarado, Gabriel (RHP, 2008) A- A-
Anderson, Calvin (1B, 2008) 2008 12th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Bankston, Maurice (RHP, 2008) 2007 8th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Brolsma, Owen (RHP, 2008) 2008 48th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Chourio, Adenson (2B, 2008) A- A-
Cox, Tyler (RHP, 2008) 2008 35th Round Draft Pick A- A-
d’Arnaud, Chase (SS, 2008) 2008 4th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Davis, Marcus (OF, 2007) 2007 18th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Farrell, Jeremy (3B/1B, 2008) 2008 8th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Huber, Erik (OF, 2007) 2007 12th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Kelly, Ryan (RHP, 2008) A- A-
Latimore, Quincy (OF, 2008) 2007 4th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Leach, Brian (RHP, 2008) 2008 25th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Martinez, Yoffri (RHP, 2007-2008) Signed as a free agent in 2003. A- A-
McClune, Austin (OF, 2007) 2006 7th Round Draft Pick A- A-
McPherson, Kyle (RHP, 2007-2008) 2007 14th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Ortiz, Wilson (RHP, 2008) Signed as a free agent in 2006. A- A
Owens, Rudy (LHP, 2008) 2006 28th Round Draft Pick A- A-
Peley, Josue (C, 2008) A- A-
Spain, Robert (2B, 2007) 2007 19th Round Draft Pick A- A
Welker, Duke (RHP, 2007) 2007 2nd Round Draft Pick A- A
Bishop, Harrison (RHP, 2007) 2007 17th Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Boleska, Thomas (RHP, 2007) 2007 35th Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Colla, Mike (RHP, 2008) 2008 14th Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Durham, Miles (OF, 2007) 2006 22nd Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Felix, Michael (LHP, 2007) 2006 2nd Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Hague, Matt (3B, 2008) 2008 9th Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Mercer, Jordy (SS, 2008) 2008 3rd Round Draft Pick A+ A+
Molleken, Dustin (RHP, 2007) A+ A+
Uviedo, Ronald (RHP, 2007) Signed by Seattle Mariners as non-drafted free agent. A+ A+
Perez, Smelin (SS, 2007) Signed as a free agent in 2002. A+ (Marlins) AA
Friday, Brian (SS, 2007) 2007 3rd Round Draft Pick AA AA
Moskos, Daniel (LHP, 2007) 2007 1st Round Draft Pick AA A+
Robles, Moises (RHP, 2007) Acquired in the Rule 5 draft from the Mets in 2006. AA AA
Watson, Anthony (LHP, 2007) 2007 9th Round Draft Pick AA AA
Duke, Zach (RHP, 2007) Made appearance with Spikes as part of Major League Injury Rehab Assignment in 2007 MLB MLB
Biela, Butch (OF, 2008) 2007 13th Round Draft Pick Rookie A-
Garcia, Edward (OF, 2008) Rookie A-
Knotts, Alan (RHP, 2008) 2008 38th Round Draft Pick Rookie A-
Alvarez, Basilio (RHP, 2007) A+
Amaro, Carlos (RHP, 2008) A+
Amato, Gary (RHP, 2007-2008) 2007 48th Round Draft Pick A
Ambrose, Michael (2B, 2007) A
Barksdale, James (OF, 2007) 2006 15th Round Draft Pick A+
Byler, Justin (OF, 2007) A-
Cameron, Taylor (RHP, 2007) 2007 31st Round Draft Pick A-
Cavagnaro, Matt (2B, 2007) 2007 21st Round Draft Pick A+
Clarkson, Matthew (C, 2007) 2006 20th Round Draft Pick A-
Cuffman, Jacob (RHP, 2007) A+
Diaz, Ricky (C, 2007) A+
Fitzpatrick, John (OF, 2007) A-
Forrer, Daniel (LHP, 2007) 2007 32nd Round Draft Pick A-
Guerrero, Emilis (RHP, 2008) Signed as a free agent in 2008. AA
Igsema, Victor (OF, 2007) Signed as a free agent in 2002. A
Nunez, Eddy (LHP, 2007) A-
Pena, Ronald (C, 2007) A
Pena, Silvio (INF, 2008) Signed as a free agent in 2005. A
Rios, Daniel (1B, 2007) 2005 19th Round Draft Pick A-
Rodriguez, Dionis (RHP, 2007) The Pirates signed Rodriguez as a 15-year-old free agent phenom in 2001. A+
Simmons, Chris (C, 2008) A-
Simon, Adam (RHP, 2007) 2006 25th Round Draft Pick A+
Simon, Keanon (OF, 2007) 2007 25th Round Draft Pick A
Stillwagon, Nicholas (C, 2007) Signed as a free agent in 2002. A
Suero, Nicolas (RHP, 2007) Signed as a free agent in 2006. A
Tracy, Brian (RHP, 2007) 2007 20th Round Draft Pick A-
White, Cole (OF, 2008) 2008 42nd Round Draft Pick A-
Williams, Brandon (RHP, 2007) 2006 29th Round Draft Pick AA

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

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Post Game Update

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

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

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

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

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

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

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

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

Inning 2

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

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

Inning 3

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

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

Inning 4

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

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

Inning 5

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

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

Inning 6

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

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

Inning 7

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

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

Inning 8

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

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

Inning 9

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

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

Inning 10

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

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

Inning 11

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

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

Inning 12

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

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

Inning 13

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

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

Inning 14

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

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

Inning 15

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

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