The Suns tied the game at 4-4 with runs in the fifth and seventh, but Gourley thwarted an attempt to tack on another run in the fifth. His throw to home from right got there in time to pick off Brandon Miller for the third out.
Gourley admits he likes left field, where he grew comfortable last season, but he appreciates that the Pirates organization has allowed him to broaden his baseball horizons.
"The biggest thing is the opportunity I've been given by the organization to continue to play and learn new positions," Gourley said. "They've been patient with me. That's something you have to have, because you don't just learn these positions overnight.
"And I still have a lot to learn at all the positions," he added. "The games and experience are what will truly polish you as a player and I'm just looking forward to learning as much as I can.
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POWER SECOND BASEMAN Dilson Herrera was named Wednesday to the All-Star Futures Game, to be played at Citi Field in New York on July 14 as part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game festivities. Herrera will join former Power player and current Altoona Curve standout Gregory Polanco.
Herrera, who was named earlier this month to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, entered Tuesday night batting .281 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI.
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