An Adam LaRoche error led to a three run homer by Atlanta's Brian McCann in the 1st inning and it rolled downhill from there,as the Pirates returned from the all star break with a 9-1 loss to the Braves at Turner Field.
The 1st inning runs off Ian Snell were unearned ,but the 6th inning runs that chased Snell from the game were not.
Snell allowed two more homers before being lifted in the 6th.
Snell falls to 7-6 with the loss.
Ian just did not seem sharp,perhaps the layoff was more of a hindrance than a help.
Ronny Paulino's 9th inning double that scored Jason Bay was the Buccos only run.
Series continues tonight.
The Indians used a ninth inning single by Ryan Garko to win over the Royals 5-4.
Joe Borowski was the winner despite allowing KC to tie the game on his watch.
Pittsburgh: Tom Gorzelanny (9-4) at Atlanta: Chuck James (8-7)
Kansas City:Gil Meche (5-6) at Cleveland:C.C. Sabathia (12-3) 7:05
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats attempt to score their 1st touchdown and win their first game tonight in Hamilton vs the Montreal Alouettes.
Both teams enter the game 0-2.
Jason Maas is again expected to start at quarterback for the Tabbies.
I will be watching the game live ,unless I decide to go to the Suns-Captains game tonight,then I will watch at work on tape.
My thoughts here tomorrow.
In another CFL related note-reader Joe Pritchard writes a column at CFL Insider.
Take a look at "Joe's Take".
I just wish the Cats would do something positive for Joe to write about!
Looks like a good boxing triple-header tonight on HBO.
In the most important fight of the 3,Antonio Margarito defends his fringe belt vs the talented Paul Williams.
Margarito has agreed to meet WBA titlist Miguel Cotto with a win over Williams.
That would be a terrific action fight,so I am rooting for Margarito for that reason.
But I like the style matchup for Williams,so I pick Williams in a upset.
IBF Champ Kermit Cintron defends his belt vs Walter Mattstyte and the always exciting Arturo Gatti battles clubfighter Alfonso Gomez.
I will pick the favorites in those two fights.
Coverage here tomorrow.
Snell-AP Photo-John Bazemore
Tiger-Cats-Ron Scheffler-Hamilton Observer