After winning four of five games against American League opponents to begin the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up divisional play with the first of four games against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. The Bucs continued their strong start to the season with a 5-2 victory, led by Gregory Polanco’s homerun and three RBIs.
Steven Brault made his first start of the 2018 season for Pittsburgh, battling his way through five innings while giving up a run on three hits. He did struggle with his control, though, walking four while also striking out four batters. The Pirates knocked around Homer Bailey tonight, as the Reds’ starter gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits with three walks in 4.2 innings.
After the Reds took an early 1-0 lead by scoring on a wild pitch in the top o...Read More