Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Toronto

 

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Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Neil Walker's two-run double proved to be the deciding factor as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-6, in the second game of an interleague set at PNC Park.

Tied at 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth, Ike Davis and Josh Harrison both singled to put men on the corners with one out. Walker doubled off the wall off the wall in center to clear the bases and put the Pirates ahead for good.

Jordy Mercer drove in two runs and Harrison scored twice as the Pirates have taken two straight against the Blue Jays.

Bryan Morris (3-0) earned the win after pitching a perfect eighth inning. Starter Francisco Liriano gave up five runs -- four earned -- on six hits with three walks across 3 2/3 frames.

Jose Bautista finished with two hits, including a solo homer while scoring twice, and Brett Lawrie went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored as Toronto has dropped eight of 10.

Todd Redmond (0-3) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on three hits with two walks in the eighth. Starter R.A. Dickey surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks in six-plus innings of work.

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