Lincoln gave up two runs in six innings.
The Pirates offense and bullpen was unable to finish off a double header sweep of the Nationals. The home team rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning and the offense scored only three runs to ruin the 2011 debut of Brad Lincoln and salvage the split of the double header. The loss prevented the Pirates from moving three games above the .500 mark.
Pittsburgh and Washington traded runs early on. In the second Jayson Werth walked and moved to third on a single from Rick Ankiel. Catcher Wilson Ramos grounded out, bringing in Werth.
Eric Fryer collected his first Major League hit in the top of the third off of John Lannan to start a rally. Lincoln's sac bunt moved him to second and he advanced to third on a ground ball from Alex Presley....
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