Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 8, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 19856

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 1-2 0-0 1-2 L2
Pittsburgh 2-1 2-1 0-0 W2

Recap

Pirates 5, Phillies 4: Andrew McCutchen’s two-out single in the bottom of the ninth lifted Pittsburgh to its second walk-off win in as many days against Philadelphia.

Casey McGehee began the decisive rally with a leadoff double to left-center field against David Herndon (0-1), moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by Alex Presley. After Jose Tabata struck out, McCutchen drove the eighth pitch of his at-bat into deep center field, scoring pinch runner Josh Harrison with the game-winner.

Joel Hanrahan (1-0) got the win after striking out two during a 1-2-3 top of the ninth.

Facing a 4-1 deficit at the seventh-inning stretch, the Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the inning and then tied it in the eighth on a pinch-hit single by rookie Matt Hague.

Hunter Pence gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead, doubling to score Shane Victorino in the first inning and then hitting a one-out home run in the fourth against Pittsburgh starter James McDonald.

Vance Worley worked six innings for Philadelphia, striking out five and allowing five hits and a walk. He gave up just one run, a leadoff homer by Pedro Alvarez in the fifth inning. McDonald surrendered two runs on just three hits in his six innings for the Pirates.

McGehee sparked Pittsburgh’s seventh-inning surge, plating Alvarez with a double and then scoring on a single by Presley, who had driven in the game-winning run for the Pirates in the 10th inning on Saturday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hague’s game-tying single was the first hit of his major league career. ... The Pirates are 9-4 at home against the Phillies since the start of the 2009 season. ... Antonio Bastardo was tagged with a blown save after allowing the tying run in the eighth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Vance Worley Player James McDonald
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 4
1.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Philadelphia   Pittsburgh
Hunter Pence Player Andrew McCutchen
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 5 1 9 .167 12 7 4 4 2 1
Pittsburgh 11 1 17 .306 16 10 5 2 3 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Pirates have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Miami. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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