McCutchen had two hits and a run out of the leadoff spot.

A lot of things went well. The offense got some runs against Ryan Vogelsong, with four RBI coming with two out. Charlie Morton pitched well and avoided giving up a big hit. Plus he pitched deep, giving the weary bullpen a needed break.

Pittsburgh came out with both fists flying against Vogelsong. Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back one out doubles to make it 1-0. With two gone, Ludwick singled in Walker to give the Pirates an early cushion.

San Francisco threatened in the second with Aubrey Huff and Nate Schierholtz starting off the inning with consecutive singles. Neither man scored as Morton got the next three hitters.

Pittsburgh added another tally in the third. Andrew McCutchen and Jones both singles. Ludw...

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