Cedeno homered and started a bench emptying altercation.
Yovani Gallardo has the Pirates number. On the mound. At the plate. He's a pain in the rear. Gallardo added a win, two hits, two runs and an RBI to his already impressive resume against the Pirates.
The Pirates wasted an early chance against Gallardo. He gave up a single to Neil Walker and then walked Pedro Alvarez to commence the top of the second. But Lyle Overbay and Chris Snyder were retired without either runner advancing. Ronny Cedeno was walked and James McDonald whiffed.
Runs were scored and tempers flared in the bottom of the third. Jonathan Lucroy led off with a homer. Gallardo singled and Rickie Weeks doubled to put two on with no one out. Carlos Gomez whiffed and Ryan Braun grounded into a fielder's choice that ...
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