Presley homered and drove in three.
The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base.
The see-saw battle began early on. Alex Presley led off the top of the first with a homer. Morton got into a bunch of trouble in the bottom of the first. He allowed singles to Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan to open the game. Mark Kotsay doubled in Hart. Prince Fielder walked to load the bases. But Morton whiffed Rickie Weeks and got a double play grounder from Jerry Hairston Jr.
Pittsburgh kept up the heat on Marcum. In the second, Garrett Jones walked. Jason Jaramillo singled. Pedro Alvarez also singled and put the P...
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