The Pittsburgh Pirates snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on Tuesday.
Bryse Wilson started for Pittsburgh, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Colin Holderman tallied the win (5-0) by pitching a scoreless inning, and Wil Crowe notched his third save of the season. Corbin Burnes (8-5) suffered the loss for the Brewers, giving up four runs on three hits with five walks in 5.1 innings.
The game remained scoreless until the sixth inning, when incredibly, all of the runs in the game crossed the plate. Milwaukee scored three runs which, at the time, seemed insurmountable for the Pirates to overcome. A solo homerun by Willy Adames put the Brewers in front by a run, and Rowdy Tellez a solo shot of his own to make it 2-0. A solo homerun by Kolten Wong completed the scoring for Milwaukee, making it 3-0 heading to the bottom of the inning.
Oneil Cruz delivered crushed a game-tying three-run homerun in the bottom of the sixth, and Tyler Heineman singled home what-would-turn-out-to-be the game-winning run. Heineman later scored on a passed ball to give the Bucs an insurance run. They held on for the 5-3 victory.
This was a nice win for the Pirates. Not only did they snap their losing streak, but they did it in come-from-behind fashion against the first-place team in their division. The Bucs now have an opportunity to win the series with another strong showing at PNC Park. Freddy Peralta will take the mound for Milwaukee against Tyler Beede for Pittsburgh.
Record vs. Brewers: 5-9
Record vs. N.L. Central: 19-29
Record at Home: 22-29
Overall Record: 41-62
Let’s Go Bucs!