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Morton roughed up early in opener

Following three straight quality starts, Charlie Morton couldn't make it four in a row, allowing six runs in four innings against the hot-hitting Phils. Delwyn Young led off with a homer and drove in both Pittsburgh runs.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, D, 2B4112000.241
LaRoche, 3B4000001.254
McCutchen, CF4000001.331
Jones, G, RF4010020.254
Church, LF4000021.222
Doumit, C3020100.274
Clement, 1B3000003.189
Taschner, P0000000.000
Cedeno, R, SS3110011.233
Morton, P1000011.000
a-Iwamura, PH1000001.157
Karstens, P0000000.200
Pearce, 1B1000000.167
Totals32252169.233
a-Grounded out for Morton in the 5th.
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Victorino, CF4320002.275
Polanco, 2B4210111.316
Rollins, SS4221103.407
Howard, 1B5236011.299
Werth, RF5124001.336
Bastardo, P0000000.000
Ibanez, LF4110002.238
Dobbs, 3B4010013.182
Ruiz, C4110012.341
Kendrick, K, P3000012.000
a-Francisco, B, PH-RF1000000.200
Totals381213112517.280
a-Grounded out for Kendrick, K in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Cedeno, R (4, Kendrick, K).
HR: Young, D (1, 1st inning off Kendrick, K, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cedeno, R 2; Young, D 4; Doumit 2; Jones, G.
RBI: Young, D 2 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen.
GIDP: Clement.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, D (1, 2nd base off Kendrick, K/Ruiz).

FIELDING
E: McCutchen (3, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Rollins (4, Karstens), Werth (20, Taschner).
HR: Werth (8, 3rd inning off Morton, 2 on, 2 out), Howard (7, 8th inning off Taschner, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Howard 6; Polanco; Ruiz; Victorino 2; Ibanez; Rollins 3; Dobbs; Werth 6.
RBI: Rollins (4), Howard 6 (29), Werth 4 (31).
2-out RBI: Howard 6; Werth 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Victorino; Dobbs 2.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Victorino (6, 2nd base off Morton/Doumit), Dobbs (1, 2nd base off Morton/Doumit).

FIELDING
E: Kendrick, K (1, fielding).
DP: (Rollins-Howard).

PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morton(L, 1-7)4.06660319.68
Karstens2.13210205.40
Taschner1.24442016.23
Totals8.01312112525.80
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kendrick, K(W, 2-1)8.05221415.24
Bastardo1.00000201.42
Totals9.05221613.70
HBP: Victorino (by Morton).
Pitches-strikes: Morton 73-49, Karstens 33-23, Taschner 40-21, Kendrick, K 105-72, Bastardo 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Morton 2-3, Karstens 2-2, Taschner 3-1, Kendrick, K 12-4, Bastardo 0-1.
Batters faced: Morton 19, Karstens 11, Taschner 11, Kendrick, K 30, Bastardo 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Taschner 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 64 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 45,371.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
May 17, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media