SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Ticker) --
homered twice and drove in four runs and rookie
pitched his first career shutout as
, 11-0, for their 12th win in 15 games.
Bay, who was acquired from the
San Diego Padres
deal last season, doubled and scored on an RBI single by
to help spark a nine-run second inning.
crushed a bases-loaded triple off starter
(1-2) during the frame and Bay added his second hit of the inning - a two-run single off reliever Sun-Woo Kim - before coming around to score the final run of the frame on
's run-scoring single.
Bay, who missed the last five games with a shoulder injury, hit solo shots in each of his next two at-bats for his third multi-homer game of the season. He has nine homers since June 18 and leads all National League rookies with 12 home runs.
"I feel better after five days off," Bay said. "It's great to hit the ball in that way. I never got a performance like this before. Someone told me that this is my third multi-homer game in this season. I really can't explain how that happened."
"It's to get him back in the lineup," Pirates manager
said. "He swung the bat extremely well."
Making his fifth career major league start, Burnett (3-2) scattered 11 hits without a walk - throwing 79 of 118 pitches for strikes - to earn his third consecutive win. During that stretch, the 21-year-old lefthander has yielded just two runs in 21 innings to lower his ERA to 2.35.
"I just feel happy to reach my first career shutout," Burnett said. "I felt relaxed after the offensive performance. They hit the ball pretty wall. I just kept the ball down."
did a nice job tonight," McClendon said. "He was outstanding. A big sinker, good changeup, got some ground balls."
The 23-year-old Hill, who had never pitched above Class AA prior to this season, worked a 1-2-3 first before allowing the first five batters to reach in the second. Hill surrendered seven runs and four hits and also hit a batter while getting just four outs.
had three hits for the Expos, who have been outscored, 37-8, while losing four of their last five games.
Montreal, which was without injured star
for the third consecutive game, has been shut out 13 times this time.
"We couldn't do anything with 10 hits tonight," Expos manager
said. "Most of them were singles, but we couldn't capitalize."