For an inning, it seemed the ship would be righted. Andrew McCutchen hit a 93 mph get-me-over fastball in a 3-0 count off San Diego starter Tyson Ross and Charlie Morton worked eight innings of one-run baseball as he delivered the ball directly to Mark Melancon to pitch the ninth.
Charlie Morton earned a Game Score of 80 for his start tonight, classifying it as a gem. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pirates, they of the 74-2 record when leading after eight innings, found a loss added to that mark when the Padres scored two runs in the ninth off Melancon and Huston Street was perfect in the bottom of the ninth to ensure the Pirates would lose their first four-game series of the season.
Prior to Melancon's mishap, the Padres took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Jedd Gyorko walk...
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