Jason Marquis came within one out of tossing a complete game. He was more than good enough through 8-2/3 to win, allowing only a solo dinger to Jack Wilson in the 7th before tiring and allowing two runs in the 9th. He gave way to Alan Embree to finish it.
Ross Ohlendorf gave up all six of the Rockies runs. Brad Hawpe and Troy Tulowitzki each homered to support Marquis. Todd Helton had three hits an scored three times.
Eric HInske and Andrew McCutchen delivered two out RBI in the 9th to chase Marquis.
Cutch had two hits - a double and a triple.
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Delwyn Young was held hitless. He had two walks.
The last time the Pirates had back-to-back complete games thrown at them was against Col...
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