|By Travis Sawchik, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Then he redeemed himself.
In the fifth inning, the
In the seventh, Harrison launched the go-ahead to left field and in the eighth he preserved the lead, a 5-3
Harrison was not the only
In making his second straight start in being eased back into the lineup following a back strain, Starling Marte's day spent time on each end of the spectrum, and it ended with his being pulled from the game with tightness in his left hamstring.
In Game 1, Marte went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts. He saw 17 pitches and swung and missed at eight. He often chased out of the zone against
In Game 2, Marte gave the
Cole allowed seven hits, three runs and two walks striking out eight.
The right-hander used an effective changeup against the
The pitch potentially gives Cole yet another plus offering to go along with his fastball that reached 98 mph Sunday and a curveball.
The emotional and competitive Cole had struggled in the past in working around mistakes by himself or teammates, but Cole was able to limit damage in an error-strewn first two innings.
In the second, a
Murphy scored on a
Cole (4-3) picked up the win, Morton (0-6) a loss. The
The big inning continues to haunt Morton.
In six of his nine starts this season -- including Sunday's loss to the
In the first, Morton loaded the bases without allowing a ball to leave the infield. He walked Gardner to begin the game.
"I backed myself into a corner," Morton said.
And so to have the
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