After trailing for most of the game, the Pittsburgh Pirates tied the game up in the eighth inning but it was not enough as the San Francisco Giants struck for five runs in the 10th inning and defeated the Pirates by a final score of 8-4.
To begin extra innings Wilmer Flores led off the inning with a single into right field off of Pirates pitcher Yerry De Los Santos which advanced Casey Schmitt to third base. Joc Pederson then hit a sacrifice fly to score Schmitt from third to give San Francisco the lead.
Following the sac-fly, Michael Conforto and Patrick Bailey hit two, RBI doubles in the extra frame to extend the Giants lead to five.
After struggling to produce any offense over the course of the middle stages of the game as the Pirates collected just two hits over the course of five innings after combining for five hits over the first two innings, Pittsburgh struck back in the late stages of the game.
With Tyler Rogers coming in the top half of the eighth inning, Andrew McCutchen led off the game with a single up the middle. That was then followed by back-to-back walks to Carlos Santana and Henry Davis.
With the bases juiced and an opportunity for the Pirates to tie or take the lead, rookie third baseman Jared Triolo collected his second RBI of the game hitting a sacrifice fly into left field to score McCutchen from third and tie the game up at three.
After not allowing any runs in his last 11.1 innings, Yerry De Los Santos (0-1) allowed four earned runs and two, two-run doubles to blow the game wide open.
Even though the Pirates came back to tie the game in the eighth the offense still struggled hitting just 2-10 with runners in scoring position stranding the bases loaded twice while leaving 11 runners on base.
Wilmer Flores led off the top of the 10th inning against Pirates right-hander Yerry De Los Santos and singled into right field advancing the automatic baserunner Casey Schmitt to third. Joc Pederson then hit a sac-fly into center field that scored the go-ahead run from third base to give the Giants the lead.
Star of the Game
Pirates rookie third-baseman Jared Triolo continued to impress over his first month in the big leagues as he extended his hitting streak to nine games after going 1-3 with two RBIs.
Stat of Interest
With Jared Triolo’s sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the eighth inning, he now has seven career RBIs. Four of those seven RBIs that he has had has either tied or given the Pirates the lead.
- With his hit in the first inning, Connor Joe is now 7-for-15 in his career against Alex Wood.
- Bryan Reynolds recorded two singles and an RBI against Giants starter Alex Wood this afternoon improving his career line against the southpaw to 8-for-16.
- Andrew McCutchen returned this afternoon against the Giants as he was activated from the 10-day injured list.
- Right-Handed pitcher Quinn Priester was added to the Taxi squad as it is anticipated that he will aka this major-league debut Monday night against the Cleveland Guardians.
- Along with Triolo extending his hitting streak to nine games, he also recorded jis first multi-RBI game of his career Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates (42-52) will now set their sights on interleague play as they will take on the Cleveland Guardians (45-47) at 7:05 p.m. tomorrow night at PNC Park. Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Quinn Preister is expected to make his big league debut tomorrow night. Cleveland has yet to name a starting pitcher for tomorrow night’s contest.