PITTSBURGH (Ticker) --
's decision in the first game may have cost his team the second game of a doubleheader at PNC Park.
delivered a two-run double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the
completed a doubleheader sweep of the Expos with a 4-3 victory.
In a 7-2 loss in the first game, Robinson opted to use closer
in the seventh inning. In the nightcap, Robinson again went to Biddle (3-2), this time to protect a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth.
greeted Biddle with a single and
lined a base hit into center field before pinch hitter
came through on a 1-2 pitch and bunted his way on to load the bases.
thought Reboulet had the key at-bat of the inning.
"It was good to have an experienced player like Reboulet," McClendon said. "A younger player in that situation, maybe you don't let him bunt with two strikes. It was big getting the bunt down."
"They knew I was going to bunt," Reboulet said. "I was just looking for it to be in the strike zone. My job was to get the runners in scoring position. You're glad when it works."
Biddle struck out
on three pitches, but Kendall, batting for pitcher
, laced a 2-0 pitch to the left-center field gap to give the Pirates the win.
"I know as a pinch hitter you pretty much have to hit the first fastball you get, try to drive it," Kendall said. "I took a lot of pitches looking for something up."
Robinson defended his decision to use Biddle in the first game.
"Why would he be affected in what he did in the first game?" Robinson said. "He's gone back-to-back games before. That had nothing to do with it."
Biddle refused to speak to the media.
Kendall's hit gave the Pirates their first series win in 11 tries (1-9-1) at PNC Park this season.
hit a solo homer off Torres (4-1) in the top of the ninth for the Expos, who were swept in a doubleheader for the third time this season.
The Expos have lost six straight and fell to 7-14 during a 22-game stretch away from Montreal. They return Friday to open a three-game series against Toronto.
Before the Pirates rallied in the ninth, it looked like the Expos were on their way to gaining a split of the doubleheader after Macias' third homer of the season snapped a 2-2 tie.
The Expos battled back from an early 1-0 deficit, scoring twice in the fourth off Pirates starter