Karstens pitched well enough to win, but didn't.
Cord Phelps hit a walk off three run homer off Tim Wood in the eleventh inning, concluding a game delayed by rain for nearly two hours and giving Cleveland a three game sweep. The Pirates scored twice in the first off of Justin Masterson and then not again. Jeff Karstens pitched well again, but has nothing to show for it.
The first inning started off well. Xavier Paul tripled and scored on a Neil Walker single. Garrett Jones' base knock moved Walker to third. A grounder from Matt Diaz forced Jones out at second but allowed Walker to cross the plate. Pittsburgh nearly added to the lead in the second. Ronny Cedeno doubled and moved to third on a passed ball. But Dusty Brown lined out. Andrew McCutchen's grounder to Jack Hannahan at thir...
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