The Pittsburgh Pirates scored seven runs tonight, which was only the second time this season they've scored more than five runs. Pedro Alvarez had another big night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with his sixth homer of the year. Unfortunately for the Pirates, they also gave up ten runs, which was the most the pitching staff has allowed on the season.
Charlie Morton was off to a good start until the fifth inning. Morton gave up an unearned run in the first after an error by Garrett Jones. He gave up another run in the fourth inning when Adam Wainwright reached on a fielding error by shortstop Clint Barmes, allowing Yadier Molina to score with two outs. That tied the game at two, with the Pirates previously getting on the board after a two run homer from Jose Tabata in the third -- his firs...
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