PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Pirates held on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1 in 12 innings Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Jose Tabata’s RBI single allowed Xavier Paul to steal a base and up a run for the tie-breaker.
Tabata smacked a sinking liner off of Danys Baez (1-3) into the hole on the right side that a lunging second baseman Chase Utley could not handle.
Jeff Karstens (3.30 ERA) allowed just four hits and one run over seven innings. Relief pitcher Daniel Moskos picked up his first win.
Utley’s single grounder gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead at the top of the sixth. Then, Jose Tabata’s sacrifice fly batted in Ronny Cedeno at the bottom of the same inning.
Cole Hammels (2.83 ERA) pitched eight innings, allowed just one hit and struck out four.
Pittsburgh won for the third time in four games.
The Phillies lost their third consecutive game for only the second time this season, despite starter Cole Hamels allowing only one hit in eight innings.