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8 - 1
31-47

Game Story

Pedro Alvarez's first homer in almost three weeks helped the Pittsburgh Pirates improve to .500 for just the second time in more than two months. The slumping 2013 co-NL home run champion backed Edinson Volquez's pitching with a three-run shot, keying an 8-1 victory over the sputtering Tampa Bay...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pit 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 10 0
TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1

Scoring Summary

Top 1st: Pittsburgh
Ike DavisDFP
grounded out to second,
Starling MarteDFP
scored,
Andrew McCutchenDFP
to third
PIT 1 - TB 0
Russell MartinDFP
singled to pitcher,
Andrew McCutchenDFP
scored,
Russell MartinDFP
to second on pitcher
Alex CobbDFP
's fielding error
PIT 2 - TB 0
Bottom 1st: Tampa Bay
James LoneyDFP
singled to shallow left,
Desmond JenningsDFP
scored
PIT 2 - TB 1
Top 3rd: Pittsburgh
Andrew McCutchenDFP
singled to center,
Starling MarteDFP
scored
PIT 3 - TB 1
Pedro ÁlvarezDFP
homered to deep center,
Andrew McCutchenDFP
and
Josh HarrisonDFP
scored
PIT 6 - TB 1
Top 8th: Pittsburgh
Travis SniderDFP
singled to center,
Josh HarrisonDFP
scored,
Pedro ÁlvarezDFP
to third
PIT 7 - TB 1
Top 9th: Pittsburgh
Andrew McCutchenDFP
singled to shallow center,
Grégory PolancoDFP
scored,
Starling MarteDFP
to second
PIT 8 - TB 1

Pitching Details

Batting

Pittsburgh

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Grégory PolancoDFP
RF
4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 .339
Starling MarteDFP
LF
3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .259
Andrew McCutchenDFP
CF
5 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 1 .317
Ike DavisDFP
1B
2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .249
Gaby SánchezDFP
PH-1B
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .250
Russell MartinDFP
C
5 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 .265
Josh HarrisonDFP
2B
4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .304
Pedro ÁlvarezDFP
3B
3 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 .232
Travis SniderDFP
DH
4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .235
Jordy MercerDFP
SS
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .230
Totals 36 8 10 8 1 4 9 4 13
Batting
2B - S Marte (14, A Cobb)
HR - P Alvarez (12, 3rd inning off A Cobb 2 on, 2 Out)
RBI - A McCutchen 2 (45), I Davis (24), R Martin (22), P Alvarez 3 (38), T Snider (14)
2-out RBI - R Martin, P Alvarez 3, T Snider
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A McCutchen 1, J Harrison 2, J Mercer 1
GIDP - R Martin
Team LOB - 7
Running
SB - G Polanco (2, 2nd base off A Cobb/R Hanigan), S Marte (18, 2nd base off A Cobb/R Hanigan), A McCutchen 2 (12, 2nd base off A Cobb/R Hanigan, 2nd base off A Cobb/R Hanigan)
Fielding
DP - 3 (P Alvarez-J Harrison-I Davis, J Harrison-J Mercer-I Davis, J Mercer-P Alvarez-I Davis)

Tampa Bay

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Desmond JenningsDFP
CF
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
Ben ZobristDFP
2B
3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .247
Evan LongoriaDFP
3B
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .264
James LoneyDFP
1B
4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .283
Brandon GuyerDFP
LF
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
Matt JoyceDFP
DH
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263
Yunel EscobarDFP
SS
2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .247
Kevin KiermaierDFP
RF
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Ryan HaniganDFP
C
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236
Totals 30 1 6 1 0 2 2 0 10
Batting
RBI - J Loney (37)
2-out RBI - J Loney
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Guyer 1
GIDP - J Loney, M Joyce, R Hanigan
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - A Cobb (2, field)
DP - 1 (Y Escobar-B Zobrist-J Loney)

Pitching

Pittsburgh

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Edinson VólquezDFP
(W, 5-6)
8.0 5 1 1 2 1 0 1.22 4.35
Jeanmar GómezDFP
1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.31 3.40

Tampa Bay

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Alex CobbDFP
(L, 2-6)
5.0 6 6 6 3 2 1 1.21 4.10
César RamosDFP
2.1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.36 3.81
Kirby YatesDFP
1.2 4 2 2 1 3 0 1.32 3.24
Pitching
HBP - S Marte 2 (by A Cobb, by K Yates)
Pitches-strikes - E Volquez 110-68; J Gomez 17-9; A Cobb 91-49; C Ramos 30-23; K Yates 53-33
Ground balls-fly balls - E Volquez 13-9; J Gomez 3-0; A Cobb 12-4; C Ramos 2-0; K Yates 2-3
Batters faced - E Volquez 28; J Gomez 4; A Cobb 24; C Ramos 7; K Yates 11
Game Details
Game Time: 3:22.
Umpires: HP--Gary Cederstrom. 1B--Mark Ripperger. 2B--Lance Barksdale. 3B--Kerwin Danley.
Weather: INDOORS
Wind: 0 mph, .
Attendance: 13,175.