Walker had three hits, but it wasn't enough.
The crowd was sparse. The weather was rotten. Michael Morse hit a three run homer with two out in the third. Other than that, it was an okay day.
The Pirates jumped out early again. Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the game and scored on a single from Neil Walker. It looked like the Pirates might finally lay a loss on Jason Marquis.
But Marquis got things going with a lead off single in the third against Kevin Correia. David Espinsa singled and Rick Ankiel walked. Jayson Werth reached on a fielder's choice that saw Marquis forced at home. A grounder from Adam LaRoche scored Espinosa and brought Morse to the plate. He cracked his first homer of the year to empty the bases and make it 4-1 Washington.
The Pirates narrowed it in the...
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