Veras picked up the win in relief.
Some clutch pitching and timely hitting mixed with some defense that was questioned to help the Pirates move one game over .500. Starter Jeff Karstens and four relievers combined to limit Los Angeles to just a single run. Jose Tabata's sliding catch of a drive from Juan Uribe in the eighth tunred into an inning ending double play and some fireworks. The Pirates then connected on three doubles in the home half of the eighth to win it.
Los Angeles got on the board in a hurry. In the first Aaron Miles reached on an infield single and advanced to third on Andre Ethier's hit and run single (on a 3-2 count). He scored when Juan Uribe's grounder avoided Pedro Alvarez' glove. But Karstens settled in after that. He didn't allow anyone past second base until...
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