Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - A five-run fourth inning propelled the
Pirates to a 5-3 win in the second test of a three-game series against the
Kansas City Royals.
Alex Presley, Neil Walker, Garrett Jones and Clint Barmes all picked up an RBI
for the Pirates, who have won five of their last six games.
Jared Hughes (2-0) tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win
after starter James McDonald failed to go five innings. The Pirates pinch-hit
for McDonald in the bottom of the fourth inning after he gave up three runs on
five hits through four frames.
Vin Mazzaro (2-1) struggled for Kansas City, allowing four runs -- three
earned -- in three-plus innings. He struck out four, although he also walked
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