Pittsburgh 6, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 37958

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 6 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 22-23 11-8 11-15 L5
Pittsburgh 22-23 9-11 13-12 W4

Recap


Lyle Overbay's tiebreaking sacrifice fly lifted the host Pittsburgh Pirates to their season-high fourth straight win, 6-2 over the struggling Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

Down 2-0 after five innings, the Pirates rallied for three runs in the sixth off Tigers ace Max Scherzer (6-1). Three straight hits - capped by a Garrett Jones ground-rule double - brought home the first run, and Neil Walker and Overbay added run-scoring sacrifice flies to vault Pittsburgh in front.

The Pirates padded the lead with three runs in the seventh, highlighted by a Matt Diaz two-run single.

Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia (6-4) halted a two-game losing streak and limited Detroit to two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The Tigers loaded the bases with none out in the ninth, but closer Joel Hanrahan struck out Ryan Raburn and got Austin Jackson to ground into a game-ending double play to secure his 13th save.

Scherzer fell short in his quest to become the first Detroit pitcher since Vern Kennedy in 1938 to boast a 7-0 mark before June 1. The hard-throwing righthander allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

Miguel Cabrera had a pair of hits and an RBI for the Tigers, who have dropped a season-high five straight games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Pittsburgh
Max Scherzer Player Kevin Correia
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 7
4.76 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Detroit   Pittsburgh
Alex Avila Player Andrew McCutchen
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 10 0 13 .278 17 6 2 1 0 0
Pittsburgh 12 0 13 .364 12 10 5 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Pirates have a W/L % of .409 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Tigers have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .348 after a loss.
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