Delwyn Young homered leading off the game. That was the highlight of the night for Pittsburgh and it wasn't nearly enough.

Ryan Howard hit an 8th inning grand slam to cap a 12 run scoring barrage for the Phillies. Howard's two run single in the third broke a two run tie. Later in the inning Jayson Werth hit a three run homer, putting the game out of reach. Werth later added an RBI double, giving him four RBI to go along with Howard's six.

The early damage was done against Charlie Morton who reverted to his early season form. He gave ups six hits and six runs in four innings. Jack Taschner was victimized by Howard's blast. In between those two, Jeff Karstens gave up two runs in 2-1/3.

Being blessed by mucho run support was Kyle Kendrick and he pitched well. He gave up just five hits and ...

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Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.