Padres Beat Bucs 7-3, Losing Streak At 10 Games

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Not even a players-only meeting Saturday night could prevent the Pirates’ losing streak from reaching double digits.

The San Diego Padres broke the game open with a three-run sixth inning en route to a 7-3 victory at PNC Park Sunday afternoon.

Kevin Correia (12-10) retired the first two batters of the inning, but a single by Jesus Gomez started the rally.

Correia loaded the bases with consecutive walks to Orlando Hudson and Kyle Blanks. Logan Forsythe followed with a two-run single to give the Padres a 3-0 lead.

The single ended Correia’s day and Daniel McCutchen was brought into the game in relief.

After an intentional walk to Luis Martinez loaded the bases again, McCutchen uncorked a wild pitch, which allowed Blanks to score from third.

Will Venable’s two-run double in the eighth inning put the Padres up 7-0 and all but locked up the series sweep of the Pirates.

Pittsburgh showed some life in the bottom of the eighth with three runs of their own, but it was too little, too late.

Ryan Doumit and Pedro Alvarez led off the inning with singles before Brandon Wood hammered a slider from Chad Qualls over the left field wall.

For San Diego, Mat Latos (6-11) got the win and allowed two runs on four hits while walking one and striking out seven in seven innings of work.

The losing streak now stands at 10 games and the schedule does not get any easier for the Pirates.

Pittsburgh will head to San Francisco to open up a three-game series with the Giants on Monday.

Charlie Morton (8-6, 3.80 ERA) is scheduled to take on Ryan Vogelson (9-1 2.19 ERA) at 10:15 p.m.

After a day off on Thursday, the Pirates will travel to Milwaukee for a three-game series.


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  • kevin

    ahahahahahaha.. 10 in a row.. this is like the Steeler 2009 season when they missed the playoffs and lost to the Browns lol

    • Dave

      The only difference is that we all should have expected this from the Pirates. Everyone knew their pitching was not going to hold up especially with Correia only winning on the road and McDonald being a bum who would rarely pitch more than 6 innings. And of course they do nothing at the deadline to address that instead they go out get Derek Lee who shares similar numbers with Garrett Jones.

      The season is over and it is hard to deny that. They are 10 games back of a very very good Brewers team whom they play 7 times this month. And there is zero chance of a wild card since they are farther back from that.

  • Ron

    It really leads those to ponder why they have stayed with Huntington so long. How can a misleading call like the trade that was not made go unnoticed? They knew going into the season that they had issues there. Just simply look at the best teams in the league and they all have a stockpile of great, not average, not over achieving; flat oit GREAT pitching!! There are better set up men ion these teams than our starters for crying out loud!!

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