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Martin powers Pirates past Phillies, 6-3

PIRATES 6 – PHILLIES 3
Win: Vance Worley (7-4)
Loss: Jerome Williams (3-1)
Save: Mark Melancon (28)
AROUND THE BASES
Russell Martin homered and drove in three runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (76-69) to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies (67-78). Pittsburgh pounded out 13 hits, while the Phillies managed just 4 hits in the loss.
Martin drove in two runs in the 1st inning with a single to left, than homered in the 4th. Martin has driven in 5 runs over his last two games.
Pittsburgh broke the game open in the 4th inning with an Andrew McCutchen inside the park home run that was later followed by Martin’s 9th home run of the season.
McCutchen’s inside the park home run was the first of his career.
Vance Worley earned his 7th win of the season, allowing 4 hits and 3 runs in five innings pitched. Pirates relievers Bobby LaFromboise, John Holdzkom, Tony Watson and Mark Melancon combined to allow no hits and no runs.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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