Great American Ball Park | 7:05 | Ohlendorf vs. Edinson Volquez | Box
For the first time since August 18-19, the Pirates have won consecutive games. Adam LaRoche and Ryan Doumit each drove in a pair of runs. LaRoche's 8th inning RBI broke a 4-4 tie and Andy LaRoche followed with an other run scoring hit to put the Pirates up by a pair.
They would need the cushion as the bullpen surrendered an 8th inning run before turning it over to Matt Capps for a perfect 9th.
Ross Ohlendorf was mildly effective. He gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. He struck out two, walked one and gave up seven hits, including solo homers to Joey Votto and Chris Dickerson.
THe Pirates offense, despite a total of 15 whiffs, was up to the task against Edinson Volquez he allowed four runs over seven innings and struck out 13. Neither Ohlendorf nor Volquez was involved in the decision. Tyler Yates was the winner for Pittsburgh for getting the last out of the seventh. Jeremy Affeldt was charged w...