Hanrahan picked up his tenth save.
The Pirates blew another late lead, but a three run homer from Ryan Doumit in the bottom of the eighth brought the Pirates back from the brink. James McDonald pitched very well. Instead of a win, he gets a no decision.
The Pirates had a couple of chances to break the game open off J.A. Happ early on but failed to do much damage. Pittsburgh loaded the bases with one out in the first. Steve Pearce lofted a sac fly for one run but Doumit flied out to end the inning. In the fourth the Pirates loaded the bases with no one out. Brandon Wood struck out. Ronny Cedeno's single scored one run. But McDonald hit into an inning ending double play.
McDonald was in control on the hill. He retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced before pitching out of a base...
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