The win snapped a season-high six-game losing streak for the Expos, who finished 8-14 on a trip that started May 26 at Florida and extended to Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Seattle, Oakland and Pittsburgh. In all, they traveled 11,380 miles.
"Nothing has been like this," Expos manager
said. "There's been nothing in my career with this much travel. We didn't end up with the won-loss record we wanted on this trip, but we have a lot of schedule left to play the kind of baseball we're capable of playing."
"This trip was mentally and physically exhausting," added right fielder
, who had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. "I don't want to have to experience this again."
Montreal was swept in a three-game series at Philadelphia and dropped a doubleheader here Wednesday before salvaging the series finale.
Ohka (5-7), who allowed 16 runs in 11 innings in losing two of his previous three starts, yielded one run and six hits.
"I was just looking for a ball up in the zone and trying to drive it someplace," Wilkerson said. "The worst-case scenario is to get a sacrifice fly like I did."
An RBI single by
in the bottom of the seventh pulled the Pirates within 3-2, but the Expos escaped further damage when reliever
on an inning-ending fielder's choice with the bases loaded.
"They got the big hits and we didn't," said Pirates left fielder
, who had two hits and a walk.
Calloway delivered his two-run homer in the ninth off reliever
worked a hitless ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances, a day after allowing a game-winning two-run double to
in the second game of the doubleheader.
"Solid effort by Ohka, Ayala did a tremendous job and Biddle put on the finishing touch," Robinson said.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Pirates, who still took their first home series this season.
"Hopefully, we can build on winning this series at home," Pittsburgh manager
threw 100 pitches in five innings and allowed one run and seven hits.
"I had guys on base for a fair amount during the five innings I was out there, but they never hit me hard," said Wells, who is 0-6 in his last 12 home starts.
had three hits and two stolen bases for the Expos. He led off the fifth with a single, advanced on a single by Vidro, stole third and scored on a groundout by Cordero to tie it, 1-1.
"I'm just looking for many ways I can help the team," Chavez said. "I think I can use my speed, put the ball in play and play good defense."