Thanks goodness for Wrigley. The Pirate bats woke up. Big time.
Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones each collected five hits and homered. The Bucs used a late comeback against Carlos Zambrano to win it.
Brian Burres was ineffective, yielding six runs in four innings. The bullpen was tough - going the rest of the way without allowing a run. Former Bucco Tom Gorzelanny wasn't much better. But he was in line for the win after he left, having tossed five innings and giving up five runs.
But Zambrano gave up a three run jack to Jones in the 8th to break a 6-6 tie. McCutchen piled on by smacking a solo homer in the 9th inning. That made a winner of Evan Meek. He gave up two hits in two innings, while whiffing four. Zambrano took the loss.
16 hits and 10 runs. Woo hoo.
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