Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit hit a two-run home run in the first inning to start Pittsburgh on the right track as they sought to win the series from the Nationals.
And they did, thanks to his 3 for 3 day, along with some help from the bullpen when things got scary in the 6th. The win moves the Pirates back to within one game of .500.
They’ll attempt to achieve long-desired mediocrity today when inter-league play begins again. This time, the Pirates travel to take on the Orioles. Phil Dumatrait goes against Brian Burres at 7:05pm EDT.