Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 4, 2010 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 28698

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 9 1
Pittsburgh 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 8 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 42-38 20-15 22-23 L1
Pittsburgh 30-52 19-20 11-32 W1

Recap

Delwyn Young had a pinch-hit, two-run double and rookie Jose Tabata added an RBI single in a six-run seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates posted an 8-5 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Garrett Jones had a two-run single and rookie Pedro Alvarez belted a solo homer for the second straight game for cellar-dwelling Pittsburgh (30-52). The Pirates claimed three of four in this set to win their first season series over the Phillies since 2003.

The six-run inning made a winner out of Evan Meek (4-2), who came on in relief of starter Jeff Karstens and retired the side in order in the top of the frame.

Joel Hanrahan worked a spotless eighth and Octavio Dotel retired the side in order in the ninth for his 19th save of the season.

Jose Contreras (3-3) was saddled with the loss after permitting three runs and two hits in one-third of an inning.

Dane Sardinha belted a solo homer, Greg Dobbs had an RBI double and Raul Ibanez added a run-scoring single for Philadelphia (42-38), which dropped four of its last five contests.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Joe Blanton Player Jeff Karstens
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 9
7.11 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Dane SardinhaPlayer Pedro Alvarez
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
1 HR 1
5 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 9 1 15 .265 7 4 5 0 0 1
Pittsburgh 9 1 15 .265 12 10 8 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .464 after a win and .321 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .514 after a loss.
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