On Saturday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second game of the three-game series. The Pirates drew first blood, but the Dodgers came back and held off a late Pittsburgh comeback for a 5-3 victory in 11 innings at PNC Park.
The Buccos (40-28) opened the game up in the bottom of the first when Russell Martin grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Alex Presley from third to give Pittsburgh the 1-0 lead.
The Dodgers would comeback to tie game at 1-all when Skip Schumaker hit a single to score A.J. Ellis.
In the sixth, Los Angeles (29-38) jumped on top as Andre Ethier hit a single to score Adrian Gonzalez. Later in the inning, Mark Ellis hit a sacrifice fly to score Hanley Ramirez from third to give L.A. a 3-1 lead.
In the eighth, Neil Walker hit an RBI single to cut the Dodgers lead to 3-2. Later in the ninth, Travis Snider homered as the Pirates tied the game at 3-all.
In the top of the eleventh, Juan Uribe hit a single to score Ethier to give the Dodgers the 4-3 lead. Later in the inning, Nick Punto hit a double to score Uribe to give the Dodgers the eventual final margin.
Brandon Cumpton made his Major League Baseball debut for the Pirates, going five innings allowing three runs off seven hits.
Notes: Neil Walker hit his 100th career double (seventh in 2013) since entering the league in 2009.