The Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense came alive on a night that saw the team hit three long balls in the first three innings of the game, put up four runs in the top of the sixth and four more in the eighth to break the game open.

They would hold on to top the Dodgers 12-7, in an offensive showing on Tuesday at PNC Park that produced a total of 21 hits.

Neil Walker and Ike Davis hit solo homers in the bottom of the second inning and Gregory Polanco launched another solo blast into the right field stands in the third to get the scoring started for Pittsburgh.

Polanco drove in two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, singling home Russell Martin and Davis and moving Gaby Sanchez to second with the bases loaded.

He finished the night 2 for 4 with three RBI and a walk.

Justin Wilson, who replaced Vance Worley after the sixth inning, was ejected in the top of the seventh hitting after hitting shortstop Justin Turner an inning after Wright hit McCutchen. Manager Clint Hurdle was also ejected after getting into a he

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.