Pirates beat Phillies 2-1 in 12 innings

Jose Tabata hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 12th

inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the

Philadelphia Phillies in a game without an extra-base hit.

Tabata smacked a sinking liner off of Danys Baez (1-3) into the

hole on the right side that a lunging second baseman Chase Utley

could not handle. Right fielder Ben Francisco’s throw was not in

time, giving Tabata his second RBI of the game when Xavier Paul

scored from second. Paul had singling with two outs and stole a

base.

Pittsburgh won for the third time in four games.

The Phillies lost their third consecutive game for only the

second time this season, despite starter Cole Hamels allowing only

one hit in eight innings.