Pirates 2W: Duke (1-0)
L: B. Myers (6-5)
S: Mesa (21)Phillies 1
Pittsburgh rookie left-hander Zach Duke pitched seven shutout innings for his first major league victory and Humberto Cota hit a two-run homer, giving the Pirates the win at home.
With Duke making his second consecutive impressive start since being called up from the minors last week, the Pirates split the four-game series despite being outscored 17-7. The Phillies dropped their 15th in 22 games and haven't won any of their last seven series.
Duke, statistically the minors' top pitcher last year, allowed five extra-base hits among the six he gave up, but repeatedly got big outs while stranding seven runners.
PhiladelphiaABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals35191111 -- Michaels cf502001.302DaBell 3b401001.253BAbreu rf411002.311Burrell lf401001.288Utley 2b401101.309Lieberthal c401001.234Howard 1b401002.235Rollins pr000000.268ToPerez ss301001.250BMyers p200000.063Fultz p000000.500REMartinez ph000010.154Worrell p000000---Cormier p000000.000Lofton ph100001.356PittsburghABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals2724255 -- Lawton rf301010.275Sanchez 2b-3b400000.264Bay lf200021.308Mackowiak 3b-cf211020.287TRedman cf400002.269Mesa p000000---Ward 1b300000.275Cota c311202.240JWilson ss300000.221Duke p200000.000Doumit ph101000.219Grabow p000000---RiWhite p000000.000Castillo 2b000000.279Philadelphia
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00020000x -- 240 LOB: Philadelphia 9, Pittsburgh 6. 2B: Michaels (8), DaBell (14), BAbreu (17), Lieberthal (12), ToPerez (5), Lawton (24), Mackowiak (15). 3B: Michaels (1). HR: Cota (5), off BMyers. RBI: Utley (39), Cota 2 (24). SB: Lawton (10). CS: Doumit (1). S: ToPerez.
PhiladelphiaIP HRERBBSONPERABMyers, L5 322531003.20Fultz1 00001122.91Worrell1B10001158.10CormierC0000055.72PittsburghIP HRERBBSONPERADuke, W7 600181121.93GrabowB11101102.31RiWhiteC1000192.79Mesa, S1 10001164.31 Inherited runners-scored: RiWhite 1-1.
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