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Surprise in seventh
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Pirates 15, Dodgers 8
Ryan Doumit rounds third after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
What seemed like a harmless walk with two outs and nobody on base in the seventh inning touched off an eight-run rally for the Pirates, who scored 14 of their 15 runs with two outs. Adam LaRoche homered twice and hit his third career grand slam.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (79-73)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 15, LA Dodgers 8   PIT
Pittsburgh (64-88)
Won 1
September 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 1   8 18 2
Pittsburgh
1 0 1 1 4 0 8 0 X   15 15 1
Standings thru 9/17/08  |  Recap: LAD | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Pirates stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Martin, R, C 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 .279
  Repko, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182
Ethier, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .300
Ramirez, M, LF 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .330
  Ellis, A, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blake, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .279
Garciaparra, 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .252
  Loney, 1B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .297
Kemp, CF 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 .289
Ozuna, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .264
  Elbert, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Johnson, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McDonald, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Sweeney, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .138
Berroa, SS 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .248
Billingsley, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .082
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Young, D, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .256
  Proctor, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  DeWitt, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263
Totals 42 8 18 8 3 6 20  

a-Doubled for Beimel in the 6th. b-Singled for McDonald, Ja in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (8, Duke), Martin, R (24, Duke), Young, D (8, Beam), Berroa (13, Grabow).
TB: Berroa 3; Ozuna 2; Ramirez, M; Kemp 4; Young, D 2; Ethier; Loney; Sweeney; Martin, R 4; Garciaparra 3.
RBI: Garciaparra (23), Ozuna (8), Martin, R 3 (67), Ethier (73), Berroa 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Martin, R 2; Berroa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berroa; Ethier 2; Blake 2; Repko 2.
SF: Ethier.
GIDP: Blake.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Blake (16, fielding), Loney (13, throw).
Outfield assists: Ethier (Doumit at 2nd base).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 .276
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 .266
McLouth, CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 3 .282
Doumit, C 4 2 3 4 1 0 0 .323
LaRoche, 1B 5 3 3 5 0 2 1 .272
Moss, RF 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 .248
LaRoche, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .171
Bixler, SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .160
  b-Mientkiewicz, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .279
  Cruz, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Duke, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .145
  Beam, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  a-Pearce, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Michaels, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .225
  Yates, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Capps, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 15 15 13 3 11 7  

a-Struck out for Bautista in the 6th. b-Tripled for Bixler in the 7th. c-Singled for Grabow in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Morgan 2 (11, Billingsley, Troncoso), Moss (15, Elbert).
3B: Mientkiewicz (2, Johnson, Ja).
HR: LaRoche 2 (22, 4th inning off Billingsley, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Billingsley, 3 on, 2 out), Doumit (14, 7th inning off Elbert, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sanchez, F; Moss 2; Bixler; Doumit 6; LaRoche; McLouth; Michaels; LaRoche 9; Morgan 4; Mientkiewicz 3.
RBI: Doumit 4 (63), LaRoche 5 (80), LaRoche 2 (16), Mientkiewicz (30), Michaels (49).
2-out RBI: Doumit 4; LaRoche 4; LaRoche 2; Mientkiewicz; Michaels.
Team RISP: 5-for-8.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Moss (2, 2nd base by Billingsley/Martin, R).

FIELDING
E: Bixler (7, fielding).
Outfield assists: Moss 2 (Garciaparra at home, Berroa at 3rd base).
DP: (LaRoche-Sanchez, F-LaRoche).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Billingsley 4.2 8 7 6 2 5 2 3.22
Beimel 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.22
Proctor 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 6.00
Elbert (L, 0-1) 0.0 3 4 4 1 0 1 13.50
Johnson, Ja 0.0 3 3 2 0 0 0 5.20
Troncoso 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.59
McDonald, Ja 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke 5.0 11 5 5 1 2 0 4.96
Beam 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.17
Burnett, S (H, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.73
Bautista (H, 10) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.11
Grabow (BS, 3)(W, 6-3) 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.92
Yates 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.76
Capps 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.28

Elbert pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.
Johnson, Ja pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Duke pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Beam pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Yates.
Pitches-strikes: Billingsley 90-57, Beimel 4-3, Proctor 21-14, Elbert 18-9, Johnson, Ja 10-7, Troncoso 5-4, McDonald, Ja 13-8, Duke 96-63, Beam 4-4, Burnett, S 2-1, Bautista 8-3, Grabow 14-10, Yates 24-12, Capps 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Billingsley 6-1, Beimel 0-0, Proctor 1-1, Elbert 0-0, Johnson, Ja 0-0, Troncoso 2-0, McDonald, Ja 0-0, Duke 9-2, Beam 0-0, Burnett, S 0-1, Bautista 1-0, Grabow 1-1, Yates 0-0, Capps 1-0.
Batters faced: Billingsley 23, Beimel 1, Proctor 5, Elbert 4, Johnson, Ja 3, Troncoso 3, McDonald, Ja 3, Duke 26, Beam 2, Burnett, S 1, Bautista 2, Grabow 4, Yates 5, Capps 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson, Ja 2-2, Troncoso 1-1, Beam 1-1, Burnett, S 2-1, Bautista 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:22.
Att: 11,883.
Venue: PNC Park.
September 17, 2008
September 17, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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