Karstens earned the win with a solid outing.
After last night's game was postponed and this one was delayed, the Pirates quickly gave the fans in attendance what they wanted: an early lead. Pittsburgh batted around and scored five runs on six hits in the first inning, giving a nice cushion to starter Jeff Karstens.
Andrew McCutchen singled and Jose Tabata doubled to put Nats starter Livan Hernandez into trouble early. Lyle Overbay's single scored one run. Garrett Jones doubled, scoring another. Ryan Doumit singled, scoring a third runner. Pedro Alvarez produced a run scoring ground ball and Ronny Cedeno capped the scoring with an RBI single.
Washington put together a couple of run scoring innings, but it wasn't enough to overcome the big inning from Pittsburgh. Michael Morse had a...
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