The Pittsburgh Pirates won a wild game on the road in Cincinnati as they beat the Reds 6-5 on Tuesday evening. The Pirates and Reds played 11 innings and it came down to the final out before anyone could actually breath. It was a back and forth game the entire game and the Pirates were lucky to come out on top if you ask me.
Jack Wilson and Nate McLouth delived rbi’s in the top of the 11th inning for the Pirates. Wilson had a rbi triple while McLouth had a rbi single for what would be the game winning run. Adam LaRoche, Doug Mientkiewicz, Jason Michaels, and Jose Bautista all had one rbi in the game to go along with Wilson’s and McLouth’s rbi’s. Offense came through when they needed to and they were the mvp of this game.
Pirates starting pitcher Zach Duke tossed five innings and gave up six hits and one run to get the no decision. Duke pitched pretty good but only lasted five innings. Denny Bautista, John Grabow, and Tyler Yates all pitched in relief before Damaso Marte gave up two runs in the eighth inning. Matt Capps gave up one run even though he picked up the win in the game to improve his record to 2-3. Romulo Sanchez got his first save of the season as he pitched the bottom of the 11th inning. Sanchez didn’t make it easy on himself however as he did give up one run in the inning.
In the end it was the Pirates coming out on top which is always good to see. Now can they win the rubber match on Wednesday? Pirates Blog