For the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Pirates took the field against an opponent that is not from the N.L. Central. After being held in check on Thursday night in a shutout loss to the Chicago Cubs, the Bucs’ offense was once again stifling on Friday against the Washington Nationals. But some late game clutch hitting lifting the Pirates to a well deserved 6-3 victory in the first game of this weekend series.
Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh, and once again turned in a quality start, giving up two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings of work. His mound opponent, Patrick Corbin, was on point as well, holding the Bucs to just one run on four hits in seven innings, while striking out 11 batters.
Pittsburgh took the lead in the second inning on a solo homerun by Josh Bell. A...Read More