The Pittsburgh Pirates won their second game in a row for the first time in 2020, beating the Milwaukee Brewers by a 12-5 score at PNC Park.
Derek Holland earned his first victory of the season, giving up one run on four hits in five innings of work. But the story was the offense for Pittsburgh today, tallying 14 hits on their way to a blowout win over their divisional foe.
A double by Colin Moran in the bottom of the first inning got the Bucs on the board, 1-0, and after the Brewers tied things up in the fourth, the Pirates went on a tear and broke the game wide open. A two run homerun by Gregory Polanco in the fourth made it 3-1. A solo homerun by Adam Frazier and a RBI double by Bryan Reynolds increased the lead to 5-1 after five, and Jacob Stallings’ two run bomb in the sixth made it 7-1.
Milwaukee tried to get back into the game in the seventh when Keston Hiura belted a three run homerun to make it 7-4, but Pittsburgh responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning to make it a laugher. A bases loaded walk to Stallings scored a run, followed by a two run double by Erik Gonzalez, and a two run double by Frazier made it 12-4. The Brewers added a run in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.
This has been a great weekend for Pirates’ fans so far…something that is long overdue. As astonishing as it is to believe, the Bucs will actually be looking for a series sweep tomorrow afternoon when they take the field against the Brewers.
Record vs. Brewers: 3-2
Record vs. N.L. Central: 5-8
Record at Home: 4-9
Overall Record: 6-17
Let’s Go Bucs!