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Pirates Snap Skid, Beat Rockies 7-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates ended their six game losing streak with a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at PNC Park.

JT Brubaker started for Pittsburgh, giving up four hits and one walk in six innings on the mound.  He improved to 4-4 on the season, lowering his ERA to 3.74. His mound opponent, Jon Gray, fell to 4-5 after giving up three runs on four hits in three innings.

Pittsburgh scored three runs in the second inning to take control of the game.  A single by Michael Perez scored the game’s first run, and a couple of sacrifices, one by Adam Frazier and one by Ben Gamel, each scored a run to make it 3-0.

Bryan Reynolds hit a two run homerun to right center field in the fifth.  A fielder’s choice off the bat of Cole Tucker made it 6-0, and a sacrifice fly by Gregory Polanco in the sixth inning made it 7-0, which would be the final score.

This was a nice solid victory for the Bucs.  After a disastrous week in all facets of the game, this team was due to have a satisfying win.  Now the Pirates will look to sweep the doubleheader as they face off against the Rockies in the second game later this afternoon.

Record vs. Rockies: 1-0

Record vs. N.L. West: 6-6

Record at Home: 9-14

Overall Record: 9-14


As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor