The Pittsburgh Pirates were defeated 8-1 by the Chicago White Sox last night at PNC Park. The Bucs managed just four hits in the game, and starting pitcher JT Brubaker allowed seven earned runs on seven hits. He struck out nine in 5-1/3rd innings.
The Pirates celebrated the legacy of Hall of Fame right-fielder Roberto Clemente at the ballpark, with each player wearing his retired #21 jersey. Clemente’s widow Vera was honored with a moment of silence, and the game’s first pitch came from Puerto Rico.
The Bucs are off today and visit the Kansas City Royals to begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 29-9 last night, tying the major league record for second-most in a game in the modern era. The Texas Rangers hold the all-time record when they scored 30 runs against the Baltimore Orioles in a game in 2007. Atlanta tied with Chicago White Sox, who scored 29 runs in a game with the Boston Red Sox in 1950.
In another high scoring game Wednesday-the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Detroit Tigers 19-0.