Found July 03, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Final: Pirates 8, Astros 7 WP: Joel Hanrahan (4-0, 2.32 ERA) LP: Wesley Wright (0-2, 3.91 ERA) A.J. Burnett had easily his worst start since the 12-run debacle in early May against St. Louis as he gave up six runs in 5+ innings. But the Pirates’ bats were able to bail him out. Down 4-0 in the fourth inning, Andrew McCutchen hit an opposite field two-run homer to cut the lead to 4-2. But the Astros answered back with two more runs of their own in the sixth inning. Then the Pirates’ comeback really started. The Bucs started off the bottom half of the sixth with three straight singles from Garrett Jones, Neil Walker, and Casey McGehee to cut the lead to 6-3. Pedro Alvarez, who was scratched from the lineup because of his leg cramp injury, delivered a two-run single up the middle on the eighth pitch of the at-bat after falling behind 0-2. It was perhaps his best at-bat of the season. In the seventh, Andrew McCutchen beat out a grounder to short for his third hit of the game. Garrett Jon...
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