Zach Duke struck out six and walked one in 8 2/3 innings on Monday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
The Bucs took advantage of a Mark Loretta error that led off the second inning, scoring four unearned runs off Hiroki Kuroda. Andy LaRoche, who had five hits including two home runs, highlighted the frame with a bases-loaded double. LaRoche finished with six RBIs and four runs scored.
Game Scores: Kuroda , Duke . HBP: Milledge (by Haeger). Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 75-50, Haeger 19-13, Mota 26-18, McDonald, Ja 39-23, Duke 103-74, Veal 3-3. Groundouts-flyouts: Kuroda 4-2, Haeger 0-1, Mota 0-2, McDonald, Ja 2-1, Duke 13-3, Veal 0-0. Batters faced: Kuroda 22, Haeger 4, Mota 7, McDonald, Ja 10, Duke 30, Veal 1. Inherited runners-scored: Mota 2-0. Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin
Culbreth. 3B: Brian O'Nora. Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 20 mph, Out to LF. T:
2:38. Att: 16,696. Venue: PNC Park. September 28, 2009 September 28, 2009
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