Charlie Morton (6-3, 3.14 ERA) played the role of the stopper tonight for the Pirates, allowing 5 hits and 1 run (0 ER) in 6 2/3 innings pitched. Morton walked 3 and struck out 2 in the Pirates 7-1 win. It marks the fifth straight strong start for Morton who has allowed 2 earned runs or less in five straight starts. During that span Morton has pitched 6 innings or more in all five starts.