In the same way that Don Henley once wrote, "Nobody on the road. Nobody on the beach. I feel it in the air. The summer's out of reach," a .500 season is officially out of reach for the Pirates. Edwin Jackson beat the Pirates and Charlie Morton this afternoon. Pittsburgh scored just two times. In a microcosm of the entire season, the offense score just two runs, struck out ten times and didn't draw a single walk.

Rafael Furcal doubled off Morton to start the game and would score on a double from Allen Craig. The Pirates would even it up with their own doubles in the third. Michael McKenry scored courtesy of Alex Presley.

St. Louis would take the lead for good in the next inning. Lance Berkman walked to start the inning. Craig was plunked. One out later, Yadier Molina doubled...

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