Nate McLouth hit a three run homer in the top of the 9th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4. That is a very big win for the Pirates, especially as it came on the road and will hopefully give the team some momentum on their road trip.
With the home run, McLouth has now recorded a hit on all 13 games this season.
Jose Bautista got the Pirates on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when he hit a two-run home run. Xavier Nady then doubled in the 6th inning and scored another run. Those two swings of the bat and McLouth’s swing were all the Pirates needed.
Tyler Yates picked up the win as he pitched in relief. Yates record is now 2-0 on the season. Matt Capps picked up his fourth save of the season as he shut the door on the Dodgers in the 9th inning.
Starting pitcher Zach Duke pitched six innings as he allowed eight hits and four runs (three were earned), and two walks. It wasn’t too bad of a performance by Duke, he just needs to keep the ball down and keep this hitters off balance.
With the win, the Pirates are now a game over .500 as their record stands at 7-6.