PITTSBURGH - Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent the Philadelphia Phillies to their fourth consecutive loss, 6-3 Saturday night.
Andrew McCutchen and Lyle Overbay each had three hits and Brandon Wood homered for Pittsburgh (28-29), which has won four of five and could complete a sweep of first-place Philadelphia on Sunday to reach .500.
Morton was 2-12 with a 7.57 ERA last season as the Pirates lost 105 games. But he has won four of his past five decisions to improve to 6-2. His ERA stands at 2.52 , fourth in the NL , after allowing a total of six earned runs over his past five starts.