Jonathan Sanchez allowed only one walk in his Pirates debut, but gave up six hits.

Jonathan Sanchez avoided his regular command issues, but the Pirates' starter came apart in the sixth inning as his offense provided no support in a 3-0 loss at Dodger Stadium on Friday night.

The Buccos' left-handed starter allowed only one walk in his Pirates debut, but was charged with all three runs by serving up an Andre Ethier home run and back-to-back RBI doubles to the heart of the Dodgers' expensive lineup in front of a fireworks crowd of 40,607 fans.

"I feel comfortable right now," Sanchez said. "You just got to go there, make quality pitches and keep them in the games."

Sanchez kept the Pirates in by leaning on his fastball. His first 10 pitches were all fastballs, and 45 of his first ...

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