Maholm pitched into tough luck again.
I officially feel bad for Paul Maholm. He can't catch a break. The Pirates offense was unable to do anything against Hiroki Kuroda. The game was scoreless through five. But Maholm surrendered two runs in the sixth and that was enough.
Kuroda didn't allow a base hit until Brandon Wood's one out single in the fifth. Maholm matched him with goose eggs until that fateful sixth inning. He started the inning by walking Ivan DeJesus (yep, the son of Ivan DeJesus). Andre Ethier singled (I read he is having a pretty good year) as Maholm and Lyle Overbay couldn't decide who should field his grounder and who should cover first. Matt Kemp walked. Big trouble. Bases juiced. No one out. But Juan Uribe bounced into a double play that scored one run. Rod Barajas...
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