With nothing much to play for other than attempting to finish the season over the .500 mark, the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to play spoiler against the remaining contending teams on their schedule. Tonight, they were able battle themselves through a stressful ninth inning to deliver a blow to the Milwaukee Brewers’ division title hopes with a 3-1 victory at Miller Park.
The Brewers, trailing by two runs entering the bottom of the ninth inning, put runners on first and second with no outs. Felipe Vazquez then recorded a lineout, a flyout, and a strikeout to end the game. After scoring in the first inning, the Brewers were unable to score in the final eight innings.
Ivan Nova started for the Pirates tonight, giving up one run on four hits in six innings. Richard Rodriguez and K...Read More