Paul Maholm had one rough inning, and it was the difference as the Toronto Blue Jays took a 5-3 victory from Pittsburgh this afternoon.
Maholm suffered the loss. He threw five innings, giving up five hits and four earned runs, three of coming in the fourth inning. The big blow was David Cooper's two-run blast. Edwin Encarnacion added a homer off Maholm. He also walked two and K'ed three while throwing 70 pitches.
Joel Hanrahan, Chris Resop and Mike Crotta threw zeroes, while Jose Veras gave up a run on two hits and a suicide squeeze.
The Pirates got a solo shot from Neil Walker and 2 RBI from Garrett Jones. The Bucs banged out 11 hits, two each by Jose Tabata, McCutch and Ronny Cedeno, but three DP's and a caught stealing kept them from mounting a sustained attack against Toronto.
Ross Ohlendorf will face Chris Tillman as the Bucs host Baltimore tomorrow at 1:05 PM. Joe Beimel and Scott Olsen are also slated to throw.
-- We reported that Chris Snyder was close to being ready to resume baseball activities, but he had to sit out today with a recurrence of back pain, so it's back to "day-to-day."