By Michael Marzzacco
The Pirates dominated the Nationals with a 10-4 win in the third and final game of the series at PNC Park on Thursday afternoon. Pittsburgh continued their May dominance over Washington on the baseball diamond, taking the series two games out of three.
Tanner Roark took the loss allowing seven runs on eight hits in the span of five innings. He struck out three batters. Josh Bell hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to put the home team ahead 2-0.
In the second, Daniel (Hits) Murphy hit his seventh home run of the season.
The Pirates added two more in the third to go up 4-1. The next inning, Adam Lind doubled into center field to score Anthony Rendon to cut the deficit in half. Roark would also help himself out, reaching first on a throwing error by Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow. The play scored Matt Wieters and Lind to tie the game at 4.
Pittsburgh retook the lead in the fifth with a home run by John Jaso and would add three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh.