PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rhys Hoskins pushed a two-run homer into the top of the 10th to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday night to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2.
Hoskins ended the night with a four-hit by taking the third pitch seen from Duane Underwood Jr. (0–3) and giving it to the Phillies for their 20th home run of the season in the grassy area beyond the center field wall. sent in. Third straight win.
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Nick Castellanos, Alec Bohm, and Matt Weirling gave two hits each for Philadelphia. Seranthani Dominguez (5-3) retired the Pirates to force an extra innings and Conor Brogdon made a perfect 10th-place finish to save his first career.
Ke’Brien Hayes hit his fifth home run of the season for Pittsburgh and collected his third three-hit game this month, but the Pirates’ bullpen fumbled of late to send the club into a fifth consecutive defeat.
Pittsburgh took a 2–0 lead in seventh place before the Phillies rally. Kyle Schwarber cut it in half with a two-out RBI single from Pirates reliever Manny Banuelos, and Hoskins tied it with an RBI single of his own from Will Crowe.
Pittsburgh starter Jose Quintana worked 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his final appearance before next week’s trade deadline. The 33-year-old, who signed a one-year deal with the Pirates, made four hits with two walks and four strikeouts, reducing his ERA to 3.50 in his return to rotation after spending most of the previous season as a reliever was allowed. To the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants.
Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton has praised Quintana’s influence on the highly inexperienced pitching staff, although the left-hander’s time with the club’s statistics is short. He has revived his career over the past four months and will likely generate a fair amount of interest on the trading market.
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Philadelphia’s Bailey Falter worked six innings in the longest start of his youth career. He surrendered an RBI double to Allen in the third and Hayes’ home run, who cleared the fence in right field in the sixth. Falter scored a career-best eight against a walk.
Bednari from “Big Ben”
Retired Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws the first pitch as part of the Pirates’ “Yingerpalooza” celebration of all things Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger, who played 18 seasons for the Steelers before moving away in January, strikes Pirates All-Star close and City native David Bedner.
Phillies: Infielder Gene Segura (broken right index finger) served as the designated hitter for Triple-A Leigh Valley on Friday and could play all nine innings on Saturday on the defensive. The 32-year-old, who has been out since his injury on May 31, could be out of the 60-day injury list on Sunday.
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The series continues on Saturday when Philadelphia Ranger Suarez (7-5, 3.84 ERA) faces Mitch Keller (3-7, 4.55). Keller has scored three or fewer runs in eight of his last 10.