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Castro's double preceded the light-hitting Beckham's RBI grounder that tied it at 2 in the second. Beckham, who came in batting .204, followed Castro's leadoff walk with a run-scoring double in fourth and scored on Juan Pierre's perfectly executed suicide squeeze bunt to make it 4-2.
The White Sox bullpen pitched 3 1-3 scoreless innings, with Bobby Jenks finishing up in the ninth for his 12th save in 13 opportunities despite giving up McCutchen's third hit in as many at-bats. Alex Rios' run-scoring single gave Chicago an insurance run in the top of the ninth after reliever Octavio Dotel walked Juan Pierre, then threw wildly for a two-base error on a pickoff attempt.
The Pirates tied it in the fifth after McCutchen singled in a run before stealing second and third on successive pitches and coming home on Ryan Doumit's two-out single. NOTES: Former White Sox reliever D.J. Carrasco struck out three during two scoreless relief innings. ... Steelers coach Mike Tomlin attended, wearing a Pirates jersey. ... The White Sox are 5-2 in interleague play, the Pirates are 0-4. ... Garcia hadn't faced the Pirates since 2006, but is 3-0 against them in as many starts.
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