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Contreras’ Implosion, Missed Chances Result in 6-4 Loss to Dodgers



Pittsburgh Pirates


Roansy Contreras’ struggles this season continued in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Contreras (3-7) entered the game in the fifth inning with the Pirates up a pair but surrendered four runs in his lone inning of work. J.D. Martinez hit a three run homer and David Peralta followed with a solo shot, giving the Dodgers back-to-back homers and a 6-4 lead.

Bryan Reynolds hit a solo homer in the first inning and Jack Suwinski belted a three-run shot to put the Pirates up 4-0 against Dodgers starter Bobby Miller (5-1)

Key Moment 

The Pirates loaded the bases in the ninth inning with nobody out but failed to score. It was the second time the Pirates loaded the bases with nobody out in the game and didn’t score a run, having also done so in the seventh.

Star of the Game

Martinez finished the game with a home run, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk.

Stat of Interest

Suwinski’s three-run home run in the fourth inning was his 19th home run of the season, matching his total from 2022. Suwinski is tied for eighth in the National League in homers.


  • Since moving to the bullpen full-time, Contreras has a 9.75 ERA (13er/12.0ip) and has given up four home runs.
  • Osvaldo Bido allowed two runs in four innings in the start for the Pirates. The last Pirates’ starter to go more than five innings was Mitch Keller (6.0 innings) on June 28 — a span of seven starts.
  • Nick Gonzales collected two more hits in the loss. He’s now batting .333 on the year after finishing the game 2 for 4.
  • Prior to the start of the game, the Pirates optioned right-hander Luis Ortiz to Triple-A Indianapolis and recalled reliever Yohan Ramirez. 

Up Next

The Pirates (40-46) and Dodgers (48-38) will conclude their four-game series on Thursday night. Johan Oviedo (3-9, 4.61 ERA) will make the start for Pittsburgh. Left-hander Julio Urias (5-5, 4.94 ERA) will start for Los Angeles. First pitch: 10:10 ET.

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