The Pittsburgh Pirates set a season high with 18 hits Friday night as they beat the Rockies 13-5 at Coors Field.
First Baseman Josh Bell had four hits in the game which included a bases clearing double in the second inning. Andrew McCutchen added three hits and three RBI’s while Jordy Mercer hit a two run home run in the sixth inning that went a projected distance of 444 feet.
The Pirates have now won six games in a row and are just two games behind the first place Brewers.
Pitcher Chad Kuhl will get the start tonight for the Pirates in game two of the series. Game time is 8:10 p.m. You can hear coverage of that game on WISR 680 am starting with the pregame show at 7:45 p.m.