Pirates complete sweep of Phillies
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Locke tossed eight solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their first series sweep of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Locke (2-1) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on three hits for the Pirates, who swept a series in the Steel City from the Phillies for the first time since April 19-21, 2002.
Russell Martin knocked in two runs and scored a run for Pittsburgh, which went 8-2 during a 10-game homestand. Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer added an RBI apiece.
Marlon Byrd hit a solo homer and drove in the only two runs for the Phillies, who have been swept eight times already this season.
Philadelphia starter A.J. Burnett (5-8) allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings. Before joining the Phillies this year, Burnett pitched two seasons for the Pirates.
07/06 16:33:40 ET