It won't be a .500 season. It likely won't even be a 75 win season. But one milestone was cleared in this game - the Pirates won for the 70th time on the year for the first time since 2004.
The early part of the game looked promising for starter Jeff Locke to pick up his first Major League win. Garrett Jones crushed a homer to deep center in the second off of Edinson Volquez with Ryan Doumit aboard. In the third Doumit's seeing eye grounder found it's way into right field with two gone to score Andrew McCutchen.
Locke stranded a pair of runners in the third and in the fourth inning but escaped both jams. He wouldn't make it out of the fifth. He walked Volquez with one away. Brandon Phillips singled. With two away, Joey Votto singled to make it 3-1. That double sent Locke packing....
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