MILWAUKEE (AP) – Colin Moran hit an early three-run homer, then had an RBI double in the 10th inning that sent theover the 6-5 on Sunday.
Thewithstood a two-homer performance from Milwaukee’s Daniel Vogelbach to win the deciding game of this series. Pittsburgh has won two of three in each of its last three series to recover from an early six-game skid.
Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds and Milwaukee’s Avisaíl García also homered.
Moran hit a leadoff double off J.P. Feyereisen (0-1) to bring home automatic runner Bryan Reynolds from second base.
Richard Rodríguez (1-0) earned the win with two innings of perfect relief. Rodríguez has allowed one hit, one walk and no runs in 6 1/3 innings this season.
With Jackie Bradley Jr. on second to start the bottom of the 10th, Rodríguez retired Vogelbach and Garcia on a pair of flyballs before striking out Travis Shaw to seal the victory.
This back-and-forth game featured two-run homers from each team in the seventh.
Reynolds hit a 3-2 pitch from Brad Boxberger into the back rows of the second deck of the right-field stands to break a 3-all tie in the top half of the inning. Reynolds’ 436-foot drive also scored Adam Frazier, who had led off the inning with a bloop single.
Thetied it back up in the bottom of the seventh. After Bradley reached on a one-out bunt single, Vogelbach homered off Chris Stratton.
take a 2-0 lead in the first. Moran’s three-run homer in the top of the third put the back in front, but García tied it with a solo shot in the bottom of the third.
Pittsburgh has now won all eight of Chad Kuhl’s career starts against the.
Kuhl entered the day with a 4-0 career record and 1.78 ERA against the. He wasn’t quite as sharp Sunday as each of the two starting pitchers – Kuhl and Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta – allowed three runs over five innings.
: RHP Cody Ponce was reinstated from the injured list and optioned to the ’ alternate training site in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
: Hitting coach Andy Haines acknowledged OF Christian Yelich is frustrated to be missing this much time early in the season. Yelich went on the injured list Saturday and has missed six straight games with a lower back strain.
“Christian’s a guy that takes so much pride in playing every day,” Haines said. “He does not want to sit. He just never wants a day off. He knows the responsibility he has to people paying to watch him play and to the organization. He takes that as serious as anyone can take it. So I know he’ll play it off a little bit, but I know deep down it hurts him, man.”
Theare off Monday before opening a three-game series at Detroit on Tuesday. Scheduled starters are LHP Tyler Anderson (1-2, 4.02 ERA) for the and RHP Michael Fulmer (1-0, 3.00) for the Tigers.
Theopen a six-game trip Monday at San Diego. RHP Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 2.12) pitches for the and RHP Joe Musgrove (2-1, 0.47) starts for the Padres.
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