Karstens

Jeff Karstens was efficient and effective over seven innings and the Pirates used a balanced, powerful (seven extra base hits) attack to beat the Blue Jays 6-2 in the rubber game of the inter-league matchup.

Pittsburgh jumped out early on Brett Cecil, who was making his first start since April. Alex Presley tripled leading off the game and then scored on a ground ball out from Andrew McCutchen. Cecil wouldn't allow another hit until the fifth inning. That knock was a lead off double from Josh Harrison. He was moved up on a sac bunt from Michael McKenry and a sac fly from Presley made it 2-0 Pirates.

The Blue Jays were unable to do much in the first couple of innings against Karstens. Their best opportunity was in the first when Yunel Escobar and Eric Thames singled to sta...

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