Nate McLouth started the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth and capped it with a 3 run jack in the sixth. Ross Ohlendorf allowed just two singles and a walk in seven innings to pick up his first win as a Pirate.
Florida's best chance to score came in the first when Emilio Bonifacio led off with a single and John Baker reached on an error by Jack Wilson. Ohlendorf settled in to prevent any damage by retiring 18 of the next 19 hitters.
Tyler Yates and Jesse Chavez tossed an inning of perfect ball each to finish it off.
Ohlendorf's first win came in his longest outing as a Big League starter.
This was the Pirates fourth shutout of the season. The Pirates had exactly two in all of 2008. Is this in fact an aberration or an early manifestation of Magic Joe Kerrigan?
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