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Pirates Homer Five Times in 12-2 Win Over Brewers



Pittsburgh Pirates, Bryan Reynolds

Joey Bart hit a grand slam and Rowdy Tellez connected on the 100th home run of his career as part of a five-homer night for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on Tuesday. 

For the second-straight game, the Pirates (44-47) used a huge sixth inning to carry them to a win.

With the score tied at 2-all, the Pirates opened the sixth inning with a pair of hits. Nick Gonzazles then singled off the glove of third baseman Vinny Capra which allowed Bryan Reynolds to score from third. 

After Ke’Bryan Hayes singled to center to load the bases, the Pirates went station-to-station on Jack Suwinski’s RBI single.

Suwinski’s hit was followed by a pitching change with starter Colin Rea getting lifted in favor of Bryse Wilson to face Bart. The Pirates’ catcher worked the count even after falling behind by two strikes and belted a grand slam to left-center on the sixth pitch of the at-bat.

Rea (8-3) allowed seven runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

In the seventh inning, Tellez connected on his milestone homer against left-handed reliever Hoby Milner, a solo shot to put the Pirates ahead 9-2. 

Suwinski made it three-straight innings with a home run for the Pirates with a solo blast to right field in the eighth, and later on in the inning, Joshua Palacios hit a towering two-run homer to right. It was Palacios’ second homer in as many games. 

Reynolds broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a two-run homer to left-center. The All-Star’s 17th homer this season was the 115th of his career, breaking a tie with Bobby Bonilla for the most home runs by a switch hitter in team history.

The Brewers (53-39) responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. William Contreras doubled home a run and scored on a Blake Perkins single. 

Quinn Priester earned his first win of the season with six innings in relief of Josh Fleming, who covered the first inning in an opener capacity. Priester (1-5) set a career-high with eight strikeouts and held the Brewers to a pair of runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks.

Up Next

LHP Martín Pérez (1-4, 4.85 ERA) will be on the mound for the Pirates against the Brewers on Wednesday night. He’ll be opposed by RHP Tobias Myers (5-3, 3.52 ERA). First pitch: 8:10 ET.


  • The Pirates activated Quinn Priester off the 15-day injured list and optioned Edward Olivares to Triple-A Indianapolis. Additionally, Alika Williams was added to the taxi squad. 
  • David Bednar will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona. Justin Bruihl cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Indianapolis.
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