Craig Monroe tips his helmet to the fans after his second homer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By George Von Benko / Special to MLB.com
Ian Snell followed Paul Maholm's shutout performance with one of his own, earning his first win of the season. And Craig Monroe powered the Pirates' offense, hitting two three-run blasts for his fourth multihomer game of his career.
BATTING 2B: Doumit 3 (4, Reyes, Jo, Reyes, Jo, Carlyle), LaRoche, An 2 (2, Reyes, Jo, Reyes, Jo), Hinske
(3, Parr). 3B: Sanchez, F (2, Reyes, Jo). HR: Monroe 2 (2, 6th inning off Reyes, Jo, 2 on, 2 out; 7th
inning off Carlyle, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Sanchez, F 4; McLouth 2; Doumit 6; Monroe 8; LaRoche, An 5; Hinske 2. RBI:
LaRoche, An (2), McLouth (9), Monroe 6 (6), Doumit (9), Sanchez, F (4). 2-out RBI: LaRoche, An; Monroe 6; Doumit. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Snell; LaRoche, Ad. GIDP: Monroe. Team RISP: 6-for-15. Team
BASERUNNING SB: McLouth (1, 2nd base off Reyes, Jo/McCann).
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