Wells took a four-hitter and a 2-0 lead into the ninth. He gave up a leadoff single to
but struck out
one-hopped an RBI double off the left-center field fence.
"Wells was outstanding," McClendon said. "You want to give him every chance to complete the game. His pitch count was low. It's frustrating to not get a win out of a game like this."
Paul Lo Duca
greeted the struggling closer with an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run one out later on a double by
delivered another run-scoring double and pinch hitter
singled to make it 5-2.
"To come off the bench is my job, just need to be ready at any time," Hundley said. "Williams is a quality closer. You just try to make contact off him. Tonight, I was able to hit it up the middle."
While it was the first blown save in six chances for Williams, his ERA ballooned to 8.31.
comes in the game, if you're on the other side, you have your work cut out for you," Dodgers manager
came through and got the hit. That was huge. ... What was very exciting for me was what I saw unfold in the ninth."
On Wednesday, reliever
served up a three-run homer in the eighth as the Pirates blew a 3-0 lead and lost in 13 innings to San Francisco.
"Our bullpen has been great," McClendon said. "We've had a little funk recently and given up some games late.
is just human. The guy has been outstanding for several seasons. When he gives it up, you lose, and it hurts."
The rally made a winner of reliever
(2-0), who struck out one in a hitless eighth.
fanned two in the ninth for his sixth save.
Wells avoided the loss after giving up two runs and six hits in 8 1/3 innings, striking out six without a walk. In his last four starts, he has allowed six earned runs and 13 hits in 25 1/3 innings.
"I think early on (this season), I was trying to be too fine, throwing to the corners," Wells said. "Tonight I just went back to the business of throwing strikes. If it was a fastball or another pitch, I just wanted to get it in the strike zone."
was unbelievable for eight innings," Tracy said.
He helped himself in the third with a 457-foot home run off the back of the batter's eye fence in center field.
New York Mets
is the only other player to reach that spot in the history of PNC Park.
"I never hit a ball like that - when it counts - until tonight," Wells said. "I got ahead in the count, 1-0, swung as hard as I could, just trying to make contact. That's how I hit it. ... It was a fluke."
"That ball that Wells hit was an absolute bomb," Hundley said.
Wells' second career home run made it 2-0 against starter
, who gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings.
Pittsburgh got on the board in the first on a sacrifice fly by