Pirates move four games behind Brewers for first place
Ross Ohlendorf picked up his first win in his last five starts as the Pirates took two of three from the Detroit Tigers to move four games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central.
Ohlendorf had his strongest outing of the season, limiting the Tigers to one run and two hits over 6 innings to end a two game losing streak.
Delwyn Young, replacing the slumping Brandon Moss, had three hits and Andrew McCutchen was 2 for 3 as Tigers pitcher Dontrelle Willis gave up a career-high eight walks and six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings and took the loss.
Young pushed his batting average to .358 and has earned himself more playing time as the Pirates begin a three game road trip in Minnesota on Tuesday.
The Andrew McCutchen era is off to a strong start as McCutchen is now batting .327 through his first 11 games.
Pittsburgh is 6-5 since the trade of Nate McLouth and McCutchen has played a strong factor in the Pirates winning 6 of 11 games.