The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 last night at PNC Park thanks to an Adam Frazier two-run home run in the eighth inning. Frazier also scored two runs.
Frazier now is third all-time in career home runs from the Pirates lead-off position, behind Barry Bonds and Al Martin.
After an 0-for-13 start to his season, Bryan Reynolds had his first two hits of the year, including a fourth inning double. Cole Tucker also had two hits.
The Bucs led early 2-0, before Milwaukee took a 6-2 lead in the seventh inning.
Derek Holland made his Pirates debut – allowing two runs on two hits over 5-2/3rd innings. He walked three and struck out five.
The Bucs and Brewers complete their three-game series tonight at 7:05pm. Joe Musgrove will start for the Pirates. WISR pre-game is 6:40pm.
The Pirates are off Thursday – and head to Chicago to face the first-place Cubs for a three-game series this weekend.
The Pirates placed relievers Kyle Crick and Clay Holmes on the 10-day Injured List Tuesday. Geoff Hartlieb and Miguel Del Pozo were called up. Both appeared in last night’s game – with Hartlieb earning the victory after two scoreless innings. Del Pozo did not recored an out in his appearance – allowing two runs and walking three.
Major League Baseball on Tuesday suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday and that of the Philadelphia Phillies until Friday, after an outbreak of the coronavirus on the Marlins that infected half of the team while they were in eastern Pennsylvania. The Marlins players have had a total of 15 players and coaches test positive. The Phillies played against the Marlins last weekend, and MLB said their games were also being suspended “out of an abundance of caution,” even though no Philadelphia players have tested positive. The Phillies were supposed to play the New York Yankees this week, but now New York will travel to Baltimore and play the Orioles instead, who had been scheduled to play the Marlins.