For a little while today, it looked like our Padres' winning streak might come to a close. But in the end, they pulled out the victory in Steel City, securing yet another series win.
Ross gave up two runs on three hits in seven innings of work, collecting seven strikeouts and issuing no walks, though giving Andrew McCutchen a free base via HBP. Pittsburgh's starter, Charlie Morton was even sharper, allowing one run on two hits and three walks and striking out nine batters while going eight innings. But it was Ross who came out victorious, ending his five-game winless streak.
San Diego got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the 4th on an RBI by Tommy Medica.
In the 7th, the Pirates came back, getting their first lead of the series on a two-run homer by McCutchen. The Padres went down in order in the top of the 8th, then Colt Hynes and Dale Thayer combined for a 1-2-3 bottom of the 8th.
But perhaps most impressive tonight was Rivera's defense from behind the plate, gunning down both McCutchen and Felix Pie.
Huston Street came in to close the game and did it with no issues. He retired the Pirates in order, securing the victory for San Diego.
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|WP: Dale Thayer (3 - 5)
SV: Huston Street (31)
LP: Mark Melancon (2 - 2)
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