PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Robinson Tejada | Box
There's something refreshing about beating a team into oblivion. Of course, that's exactly what happened when Ian Snell and the Pirates faced off against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday evening.
Snell hurled his first career complete game, and Jose Bautista instigated an offensive outburst that saw every member of the Pirates' starting lineup reach base safely. Bautista went 3 for 4 out of the leadoff spot, driving in three runners and ending the game a home run short of the cycle. He's batting .307 with an .895 OPS from the top of the order this season.
In a move that surprised me, Jose Castillo again got the start at shortstop. It seems as if Jack Wilson really is the new bastard son---and if Castillo continues to hit and play defense...
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