The Pittsburgh Pirates swept a three-game series in Kansas City.
Pittsburgh won the final game of the three-game series against the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The win completed a three-game sweep and improved the Pirates to 61-73. 카지노They need one more win to tie their win total from last season.
Suwinski hit a solo home run in the win. Photo (Kansas City, USA)=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
After being scratched from the starting lineup, Bae Ji-hwan came in to play defense in the bottom of the eighth inning and played the rest of the game in center field. He did not bat.
In the bottom of the ninth, he chased down a well-hit line drive from Maikel Garcia and stretched out his glove, but narrowly missed the throw. The ball rolled to the fence and became a triple. If it had been caught, it would have been one of the highlights of the day.
Pittsburgh closer David Bednar was unfazed and closed out the game without allowing a run. The next batter, Bobby Witt Jr. hit a shallow fly ball that Bae made a running catch to strand the runner at third.
Pittsburgh set the tone with an early run. Brian Reynolds led off the first with a solo home run to left-center field and added two runs in the second on back-to-back doubles by Leover Peguero and Vinny Capra and a Zack Swinski single to right.
After Kansas City got a run back in the bottom of the fourth on Bobby Witt Jr.’s solo homer, Zack Swinski answered with a home run to center field in the top of the seventh.
Starter Andre Jackson earned his first win in his emotional big league debut, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
Ryan Borucki came on in relief with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth and got the other out, while Thomas Hatch, Colin Holderman and David Bednar each pitched one inning.
Kansas City starter Angel Zerpa took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits, one homer, two walks and three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Pittsburgh has a day off before traveling to the other side of the state to St. Louis for a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.