The Devil Rays' offense was no match for Pittsburgh starter Mark Redman, who kept Tampa Bay scoreless until the seventh inning. Hideo Nomo missed his third opportunity to win his 200th game, allowing five runs in six innings on four hits, as the Devil Rays' rally fell short.
Both Mark Redman and Tike Redman had excellent nights against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Friday. Mark Redman pitched seven innings, allowing only two runs, while Tike Redman hit a single, a triple, and scored three runs to help the Pirates continue their hot streak at home.
IBB: Ward (by Nomo), Mackowiak (by Nomo). HBP: Redman, T (by Nomo). Pitches-strikes: Nomo 90-59, Miller 19-13, Carter 13-8, Redman, M 97-64, Grabow 6-2, White 16-12. Ground outs-fly outs: Nomo 4-12, Miller 0-1, Carter 3-1, Redman, M 12-6, Grabow 0-1, White 3-1. Batters faced: Nomo 27, Miller 5, Carter 4, Redman, M 27, Grabow 2, White 5. Inherited runners-scored: Carter 1-0, White 1-0. Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Gerry Davis. Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 5 mph, R to L. T: 2:25. Att: 27,517.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner