A solo blast from Jones started the scoring.
The Toothpick Factory resembled the Lumber Company of old. The Pirates jumped on former Bucco Bronson Arroyo with both feet. Arroyo scattered twelve outs among nine hits and two walks. The Pirates got to him for five tallies. On the flip side, Charlie Morton equaled his 2010 win total with a complete game and was just one out away from tossing a shutout.
Both teams had opportunities in the first inning. The Pirates stranded Jose Tabata and Lyle Overbay. Drew Stubbs and Joey Votto were left onboard when Morton got Scott Rolen to ground into a 6-4-3 double play.
Garrett Jones started the second with a dinger. Chris Snyder doubled but was left on base. Snyder came up again in the third with Overbay and Pedro Alvarez on and delivered a si...
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