The Pittsburgh Pirates accumulated more offense Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Friars from moving to 30-10 all-time at PNC Park via a 5-2 victory. The Padres racked up 14 hits to the Pirates' seven, and San Diego's pitched four hitless innings to carry the victory home.
Jeff Locke (10-6) failed to carry over momentum from his last start against Chicago, when he allowed one run in seven innings, as he exited the game responsible for four runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. Manager Clint Hurdle cited less consistency from Locke in this outing as the biggest reason he was unable to perform at the same level as he did in his last start.
Jedd Gyorko's three-run home run in the third inning was the deciding blow in the Pirate...
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