PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- In front of a sell out crowd of 39, 312 in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, the club inched their way closer to first place in the National League Central after beating Kansas City, 5-3.

The Buccos rallied for five runs in the fourth inning while the Royals made some sloppy plays on defense.

The Pirates took advantage of two free passes from the Royals Vin Mazzaro to start the fourth inning. Rod Barajas followed with a line drive single to right field to load the bases. Infielder Clint Barmes for the fourth straight batter to reach with an infield single to plate the first run and chase Mazzaro from the game.

Matt Hague came in to pinch hit for McDonald, who was had just one hit over his last 11 at-bats. The infielder took the first pitch fastball for a single to r...

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