The Pittsburgh Pirates desperately needed a victory in game two of their doubleheader last night at PNC Park. After Jameson Taillon was roughed up in the first game, Chad Kuhl took the mound and delivered a strong performance as the Bucs beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3.
Kuhl improved to 3-1 on the season, giving up three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings of work. Michael Feliz, George Kontos, and Felipe Vazquez each pitched a scoreless inning, providing the club with drama-free bullpen relief, something of a rarity these days.
A three run homerun by Jose Osuna in the second inning scored Josh Bell and David Freese, and the Pirates were in control early. Kuhl gave up a RBI single to Nicholas Castellanos in the fourth inning, but a bases loaded walk to Starling Marte in...Read More