Maholm was roughed up in the second.
It might be a good sign for Colorado that some of their slumping hitters contributed to a four run outburst in the second inning. What certainly isn't a good sign for the Pirates is that their offense continues to be anemic.
The game started solidly. Andrew McCutchen drove a pitch from Jason Hammel over the fence for a quick 1-0 lead. But that would be the only run for the Pirates. Hammel would scatter five singles and two walks over the next six frames to hold the Pirates to the single tally. The Pirates hit into double plays in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Paul Maholm also went seven innings and allowed Colorado to score in only one of them. Unfortunately they scored four times. That happened in the second frame. Carlos Gonzalez (hi...
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