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Reynolds, Triolo Homer in Pirates’ 3-2 Loss to Blue Jays



Pittsburgh Pirates, Bryan Reynolds

Bryan Reynolds and Jared Triolo each homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they were defeated 3-2 by the Toronto Blue Jays at LECOM Park on Thursday evening.

Reynolds’ solo home run in the fourth inning broke up a Blue Jays’ no-hit bid and got the Pirates (11-15-1) on the board after falling into a three-run deficit. It was Reynolds’ fourth homer of the spring.

It took until the bottom of the ninth inning for the Pirates to find the scoreboard again. Jared Triolo hit a solo shot to center to bring Pittsburgh within a run.

The Pirates had the tying run on first base with one out in the ninth but were unable to even the score.

The Blue Jays (12-12-2) tagged Bailey Falter for three runs on a pair of home runs in the top of the first inning. Justin Turner connected on a two-run homer to left. Two batters later, Kevin Kiermaier added a solo home run to right-center.


  • Bailey Falter allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in 3.2 innings pitched. He struck out four batters.
  • Roansy Contreras struck out three batters and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning. Perhaps most encouragingly, he didn’t walk a batter. Ryan Borucki also punched out three in a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
  • Two players made their spring debuts for the Pirates. David Bednar struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief. Michael A. Taylor went 0 for 2 with a strikeout and manned center field.
  • Andrew McCutchen (right field) played the field for the first time since May 30.


The Pittsburgh Pirates will hit the road to Sarasota to face the Baltimore Orioles on Friday evening. Prospect Jared Jones will look to keep his excellent spring going. The Pirates will be up against Corbin Burnes. First pitch: 6:05 ET.

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