Albert Pujols started his season off with a 3-for-4 day -- two singles and a double. (AP)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
Ryan Ludwick hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning, and David Freese added a sacrifice fly for good measure. But Jason Motte was unsuccessful in earning his first save, allowing four runs in the ninth, including the Pirates' go-ahead double with two outs.
BATTING 2B: Sanchez, F (1, Motte), Hinske (1, Motte), Wilson, Ja (1, Motte). TB:
Sanchez, F 3; Wilson, Ja 2; Vazquez, R; Maholm; LaRoche 2; Morgan 3; Hinske 2. RBI: Morgan 2 (2),
LaRoche (1), Wilson, Ja 3 (3). 2-out RBI: Morgan 2; LaRoche; Wilson, Ja 3. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; Sanchez, F; Doumit; Vazquez, R. Team RISP: 5-for-13. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Morgan (1, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina, Y).
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