Garrett Jones - Photo by Mark Olson
The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their fourth win of the year tonight, thanks to some clutch two-out hitting from the middle of their lineup, and eight strong innings from the bullpen.
Jeff Karstens left the game in the second inning with right shoulder inflammation after giving up two runs in the first. Karstens came up to bat in the top of the second inning, but was replaced with Jared Hughes to start the bottom half of the frame. The Pirates will evaluate Karstens at the end of the road trip, and will provide an update on Thursday after the team doctors take a look at the right-hander.
Hughes gave up a run in the second inning. Aaron Hill drew a one out walk, stole second base, then scored on a two-out double by Willie Bloomquist. Hughes then...
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