The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers were back in action Saturday night at American Family Field in Milwaukee. Pittsburgh led early, but the Brewers would fight back to tie the game in the ninth before picking up a 3-2 win in ten innings.
The Pirates took the lead in the fifth inning when Jason Delay drove in a pair of runs with a double to center. Milwaukee got a run back in the bottom of the inning on a Christian Yelich ground out. They would then tie the game at two in the ninth when Sal Frelick singled home Blake Perkins. Perkins then singled home Victor Caratini in the tenth to seal the victory.
Bailey Falter made the start for Pittsburgh and would work four innings. He allowed one run on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Andre Jackson covered the next three innings out of the bullpen. Jackson struck out three during that time without allowing a run or a hit. Yerry De Los Santos pitched a scoreless eighth before handing the ball over to David Bednar in the ninth. Bednar would be tagged with his second blown save of the season after allowing one run on two hits. Angel Perdomo collected the loss while pitching in the tenth.
The Brewers would get six innings of work out of starter Corbin Burnes. He would strikeout five, walk four, and allow two runs on two hits. Elvis Peguero, Andrew Chafin, and Joel Payamps each worked an inning, combing to strikeout three, walk three, and allow just one hit. Devin Williams picked up the win, striking out two batters.
It was tough to see the Pirates lose a lead late, especially with their All-Star closer on the mound in the ninth. Had they been able to get more offensive production on the night he may have had more of a cushion to work with, as they only had three hits. This four-game series will wrap up Sunday afternoon at 2:10pm. The pitching matchup will feature Johan Oviedo against Brandon Woodruff.
Record vs. Brewers: 2-7
Record vs. N.L. Central: 12-17
Record on the Road: 23-33
Overall Record: 49-61
Let’s Go Bucs!