ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) -- A power failure delayed the game at Tropicana Field and
made sure there was little juice coming out of the bats of the
Zambrano combined with three relievers on a one-hitter and
hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs as the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
extended the Pirates' losing streak to six games with a 7-1 victory.
The game was delayed 18 minutes in the middle of the fourth inning after Tropicana Field, a domed stadium, was struck by lightning. When play resumed, the
went on to stop a season-high seven-game losing streak.
"Tonight we got a couple of breaks," Lugo said. "We got hit by lightning. Maybe this will be it."
Zambrano's performance was as erratic as the weather, although the only hit he allowed was a bloop single to right-center field by
leading off the fifth.
Zambrano (3-4) walked five, set a team record with four wild pitches and tied another by hitting three batters. But the Pirates scored their lone run in the fifth when Wilson took second on a groundout, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by
"Today I had really good movement on my pitches," Zambrano said. "I had it before, but the difference today was only one hit. Really nothing changed. A lot can happen in a baseball game."
walked the only two batters he faced before
recorded three outs in the eighth. Alan Levine worked the ninth to complete the
' second one-hitter this season and the fourth in club history.
tossed a one-hitter on May 2 against Detroit. Tampa Bay, which snapped a seven-game losing streak, never has had a no-hitter.
, however, may have lost rookie
, who fouled a ball off his left knee in the eighth and left the game.
"We'll see see how it feels," Baldelli said. "Tonight we will ice it."
The Pirates (25-39) have lost nine of 10 games and are a season-low 14 games under .500.
"Between the one-hitter and the lights going out, this will be a Friday the 13th I won't forget," Pittsburgh's
said. "That was an embarrassing game. One of the most embarrassing games all year. We had guys on all night, (with) walks and hit batters and weren't able to do anything. You can't say we were outmatched because we had guys on all night."
Lugo broke open the game in the eighth, reaching reliever
for his second career grand slam to give the
a 7-1 lead. He also drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the fifth.
(2-3) took the loss, allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings, and refused to put any of the blame on the power failure.
"I was pitching well," Wells said. "We didn't have any momentum cut short."