Pittsburgh 5, Oakland 0

Date - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 23474

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 54-38 28-14 26-24 L1
Pittsburgh 54-36 30-17 24-19 W1

Recap


Pirates 5, Athletics 0: Francisco Liriano combined with two relievers on a five-hit shutout and Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as host Pittsburgh salvaged the finale of the three-game interleague series to snap a four-game skid.

Jose Tabata, Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin each drove in a run for the Pirates, who had lost the first 11 games in the all-time series against the Athletics.

Liriano (9-3) sat through a rain delay of nearly three hours before extending his personal winning streak to four games as he allowed four singles and a walk over seven innings. The left-hander, who struck out six, improved to 5-1 at home this year.

Pittsburgh broke through for three runs in the third inning against Tommy Milone (8-8) as Tabata delivered an RBI double before McCutchen and Alvarez added run-scoring singles. Martin and Alvarez capped the scoring an inning later with back-to-back RBI base hits.

Milone lasted just 2 2/3 innings, surrendering three runs and seven hits. Coco Crisp collected three of the five hits by the Athletics, who lost for only the fourth time in 14 contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alvarez committed his major league-high 16th error in the third inning. The third baseman led the majors with 27 last season. ... Oakland RHP Sonny Gray made his major-league debut, allowing one hit and striking out three in two scoreless innings. The 23-year-old was selected 18th overall in the 2011 draft. ... Pittsburgh fell one run short of its total during its losing streak.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Pittsburgh
Tom Milone Player Francisco Liriano
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 4
10.12 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   Pittsburgh
Coco Crisp Player Andrew McCutchen
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 5 0 5 .161 7 8 0 1 0 1
Pittsburgh 12 0 14 .343 16 6 5 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Pirates have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Boston. The Athletics have a W/L % of .618 after a win and .541 after a loss.