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Marte-Gonzalez collision overshadows latest W


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Erik Gonzalez and Starling Marte collide – MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Pirates vs. Giants after one inning: 4-0, Pirates.

Pirates vs. Giants after nine innings: 4-1, Pirates.

The Pirates' performance Friday evening at PNC Park was virtually flawless — right until it wasn't.

In the top of the eighth, Starling Marte tracked hard for a fly ball to shallow center. From his shortstop position, Erik Gonzalez turned and did the same. Neither player saw — nor, apparently, heard — the other, and the result was this:

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