PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates knew they weren’t going to get many chances against Cincinnati’s Trevor Bauer. Thanks in large part to an influx of speed they’ve received over the last week, they didn’t let their limited opportunities go to waste.
Rookie third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes scored from first on newly acquired outfielder Anthony Alford’s fourth-inning triple and Alford sprinted home on a wild pitch from Bauer that wasn’t really that wild as Pittsburgh earned a doubleheader split with a 4-3 victory in the nightcap on Friday.
The Reds took the opener 4-2 behind the strength of Luis Castillo, who picked up his first victory in nearly a year when he worked six solid innings. Cincinnati, however, missed a chance to sweep a doubleheader for the third time this season when the Pirates scrounged up just enough offense against Bauer.
Bauer (3-3) allowed four runs, only one of them earned, in
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