For a true fan, it is never easy to say goodbye to the boys of summer, but that is what we did today. The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up the 2018 season this afternoon and did so with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in ten innings. Plenty of names were used in the lineup that hadn’t seen much action at the big-league level, but they stepped up to end the season on a high note.
Cincinnati struck first when Billy Hamilton scored on a throwing error by Elias Diaz in the first inning. They would tack on two more runs in the second inning on a two-run home run from Tim Federowicz. Pittsburgh finally struck in the fifth with two runs of their own. Kevin Kramer plated the first run with a sac fly to left. Jose Osuna would then cross the plate on a wild pitch.
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