"I caught the ball and I popped up," Lofton said. "I just looked in front of me and I saw him going to third. The key was to keep it in front of me."
"In those situations, I think the key is that our guys play hard and they play aggressively," Milwaukee manager
said. "Yet Jenkins got thrown out there, but it took a miraculous play to catch the ball and a very good play to throw a strike at third base to get Jenks. We were going for the win. It takes a base hit to win instead of two hits to win."
Milwaukee trailed 5-0 in the sixth but Sexson sliced the deficit with a three-run homer and
knotted it, 6-6, in the ninth with a two-run shot.
pitched five scoreless innings before surrendering the homer to Sexson. Fogg allowed five hits, walked none and struck out five.
"Josh threw the ball extremely well," Pirates manager
said. "Unfortunately he got a ball over the plate to Richie. And when you do that and he gets his arms extended, he's going to do some damage."
(2-7) struck out two in the 10th, but was tagged with the loss. With two outs, he gave up a single to
. He then allowed a homer to Wilson.
"He starts every righthanded batter off with a sinker in and I just threw the head of the bat down there," Wilson said. "That's what I was looking for."
"I'm trying to figure out why I can't keep the ball on the ground," DeJean said. "It's obviously frustrating. We keep battling back to the very end and it's not enough."
Wilson also put the Pirates on the board with a sacrifice fly in the second inning and Pittsburgh opened a 5-0 lead in the sixth when