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: Morgan 3; Sanchez,
F 3; LaRoche, Ad 2; Hinske 2; Wilson, Ja 2; Maholm; Vazquez. RBI: Morgan 2 (2), LaRoche, Ad (1), Wilson, Ja 3 (3). 2-out
RBI: Morgan 2; LaRoche, Ad; Wilson, Ja 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche, An 2; Sanchez,
F; Doumit; Vazquez. Team RISP: 5-for-13. Team LOB: 12.
BASERUNNING SB: Morgan
(1, 2nd base off Wainwright/Molina, Y).
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