After playing terrible baseball for the past month, the Pittsburgh Pirates were in desperate need of a strong home stand. So far, so good. The Bucs won their third consecutive game, and second straight over the Cincinnati Reds, with a 6-2 victory this afternoon at PNC Park.
Pittsburgh used a three-run sixth inning to break open what was once a close game. Ivan Nova started for the Bucs, giving up one run on five hits in six innings of work. Steven Brault and Michael Feliz finished off the Reds over the final three innings to secure the victory.
Starling Marte’s groundout scored Josh Harrison in the bottom of the first inning to give the Pirates an early 1-0 lead. A solo homerun by Eugenio Suarez in the second tied the game.
Solo homeruns by Colin Moran and Elias Diaz in the thi...Read More