Monday afternoon’s shutout loss to the Chicago Cubs, the home opener at Wrigley Field, was a game to forget for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After a day off, the Bucs returned to the field and evened the series against their divisional foes with a 5-2 victory.
Jordan Lyles took the mound for Pittsburgh, building off his first start of the year with another impressive performance. He gave up one run on three hits through six innings while striking out six Cubs. Felipe Vazquez tallied his third save of the season by recording five outs to clinch the victory.
The Pirates added to a dreadful start to the season for Chicago starter Yu Darvish, who gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits in 5.1 innings of work. A solo homerun by Francisco Cervelli put the Pirates in front in the top of...Read More