Royals Stage Early Comeback but Fall to Pirates

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, June 08 2012 Jun 8, 2012 Friday, June 08, 2012 8:04:00 PM CDT June 08, 2012 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Erik Bedard pitched seven solid innings, Neil Walker had three hits, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night for their 10th victory in the last 13 games.

Bedard (4-6) allowed two runs and five hits as Pittsburgh captured the opening game of a series for the sixth consecutive time. The Pirates (30-27) also moved three games over .500 for the first time this season.

Jason Grilli worked a perfect eighth inning, and Joel Hanrahan retired the side in order in the ninth for his 16th save in 18 opportunities.

Yuniesky Betancourt drove in a run and scored for the Royals, who have lost four of six.

 

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