Jared Triolo recorded two run-scoring doubles and Luis Ortiz threw five strong innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates in their 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.
After Kyle Schwarber led off the bottom of the first inning with a towering solo home run to right field, Triolo evened the score with an RBI double down the left field line in the third.
Two innings later, Triolo again drove home a run with a double, this one to center field. Later on in the inning, Jack Suwinski lofted a ball into shallow center field, which allowed Triolo to score from second base.
Schwarber’s home run in the first inning was the lone blemish on Ortiz (5-5) in his 5.0 innings. The right-hander allowed four hits, walked a pair and struck out four batters.
The Phillies scored again in the eighth inning when Trea Turner led off the inning with a double. He then stole third and scored on a throwing error from catcher Jason Delay.
David Bednar sealed the deal with his 38th save of the season.
After Schwarber’s homer, Trea Turner doubled and the Phillies (89-70) eventually had runners on first and second with nobody out, but Ortiz was able to escape the jam and settle in nicely for the duration of his outing.
Star of the Game
Triolo has been red-hot at the plate for the Pirates (75-84) and continued his performance in the win.
Stat to Know
In September, Triolo is batting .375 (18 for 48) with six doubles, two home runs and five RBIs in 15 games played.
- In addition to Triolo, Suwinski Joshua Palacios and Alfonso Rivas each had a two-hit night.
- The Pirates out-hit the Phillies 11-5 in the win.
- Bryce Harper was ejected by third base umpire Angel Hernandez for arguing a checked swing call in the third inning. As he walked off the field, Harper tossed his helmet into the stands behind the Phillies’ dugout. Never seen that one before.
- With the win, the Pirates finish their 2023 road slate with a record of 37-44.
The Pirates will return home for their final series of the season with the Miami Marlins coming to town. Neither club has announced a starting pitcher as of yet. First pitch: 6:35 ET.