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Kansas City Royals
Final: Pirates 4, Royals 2
WP: Erik Bedard (4-6, 3.59 ERA)
LP: Luke Hochevar (3-7, 6.57 ERA)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (16, 2.74 ERA)
The Bucs jumped out to an early lead after drawing first blood in the 1st with an RBI double by Garrett Jones. In the 2nd, they added two more on RBI singles by Clint Barmes and Neil Walker. Barmes’ single scored the speedy Rod Barajas from 2nd base thanks to an unreal slide by the Pirates’ catcher.
Bedard would give up two runs in the 3rd inning to allow the Royals to get within one run, but would then settle in and was never in any danger the remainder of his seven-inning outing.
The Pirates tacked on a 4th run when Jose Tabata was picked off 1st base with Pedro Alvarez on 2nd. Tabata got himself into a run down, which allowed Alvarez to score easily without the Royals even attempting to get the out at the plate.
Jason Grilli and Joel Hanrahan shut down the door as each pitched 1-2-3 innings. All around, it was a very good game.
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First round pick Mark Appel had a rough game yesterday in his second postseason start. He allowed 5 earned runs in 4 innings in what ended up being an awful 17-1 loss to Florida State. Appel completely lost his control late in his outing – he walked five (two with the bases loaded), hit two batters, and threw a wild pitch. His college season will...
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Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.
The Pirates have won three straight and are 11-3 since May 25, the best record in the major leagues in that span. Pittsburgh also moved four games over .500 at 31-27.
Clint Barmes drove in Pedro Alvarez with...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.
The Pirates have won three straight and are 11-3 since May 25, the best record in the major leagues in that span. Pittsburgh, which hasn't had a winning season since 1992, also moved four...
Here is the scoring progression from tonight's Pirates/Reds game:
5-4 Pirates win Pirates win
Here are the scoring plays for the Pirates tonight:
Neil Walker doubles in Alex Presley
Garrett Jones sac fly to score Walker
Garrett Jones singles in Alex Presley
Mike McKenry sac fly to score Jose Tabata...
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Pirates (28-27) at Reds (31-24)
7:10 PM EST–Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates and Reds square off in a rubber match tonight, as the Bucs look to take the series and get back to within two of first place.
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