Morton didn't have his best stuff.
Charlie Morton fell short of his electric performances of prior outings and Dillon Gee again limited the Pirates offense. New York ran away with this one, 8-1.
The first inning was a sign of things to come. Justin Turner was hit by Morton with one out. Carlos Beltran walked. Ronny Cedeno committed a rare gaffe on a bunt attempt from Daniel Murphy and all runners were safe. Angel Pagan's grounder scored the first run of the game.
The Pirates appeared to have Gee's number in the first inning. Jose Tabata, Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen commenced the game with singles. Tabata scored on McCutchen's safety to even the score. But Gee made a behind the back stab of Neil Walker's come-backer and forced Harrison at third base. He retired Lyle Overbay ...
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