LOCKE GETS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE WIN

by Christian Mower on October 2, 2012

LEFTY JEFF LOCKE HAS ANOTHER TITLE TO ADD TO HIS RESUME – THAT OF MAJOR LEAGUE WINNING PITCHER!

THE FORMER KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL STAR ALLOWED ONLY 2 HITS MONDAY IN PITTSBURGH OVER SIX INNINGS OF WORK, EARNING HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE WIN 2-1 OVER THE ATLANTA BRAVES.

WITH THE WIN, LOCKE’S RECORD WITH THE PIRATES IMPROVES TO 1-3.

MLB.COM REPORTS MONDAY NIGHT’S OUTING WAS LOCKE’S 10TH MAJOR LEAGUE START. HE HELD ATLANTA TO A SINGLE RUN WHILE STRIKING OUT SIX BATTERS AND WALKING FIVE.

LOCKE TELLS THE WEBSITE WHEN HIS TEAM TOOK A 2-1 LEAD THANKS TO STARLING MARTE’S HOMER, HE WAS DETERMINED TO KEEP IT.

“IT WILL MAKE THE OFFSEASON FEEL A LOT BETTER, THAT’S FOR SURE,” LOCKE TOLD THE WEBSITE FOLLOWING HIS LAST START OF THE SEASON. “IT’S GOOD TO FINISH ON A STRONG NOTE AND I HAVE THE OFFSEASON TO REFLECT ON IT.”

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