The Pittsburgh Pirates have dropped the series to the Texas Rangers.
Pittsburgh dropped the series finale to Texas, 2-3, on Friday (April 25) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With the loss, the Pirates fell to 25-24 on the season, 1-2 in the series. Texas is 31-18.
Bae, who was scratched from the start against left-hander Martin Perez, came in to pinch-hit for Carlos Santana with runners on first and second in the bottom of the eighth inning.
It was a good opportunity for Pittsburgh. Conor Jo drew a walk to load the bases. It was a chance to turn the game around.
But he couldn’t get it past Will Smith, who came on in relief. Rodolfo Castro hit a fly ball to left field, but it was too shallow for the runner at third. Zack Suwinski then struck out swinging on five pitches, leaving the bases loaded.
It was emblematic of the Pittsburgh offense on the day, which had eight hits, the same as its opponent, but couldn’t score as many runs.
They went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight stranded.
The only run came in the second inning, but it was also the most frustrating. With the bases loaded, Suwinski grounded out to first base to trade runs and an out, and Jason Delay singled up the middle to cut the lead to 3-2, but Chris Owings threw cold water on the play when he singled with runners on first and third.
Pittsburgh starter Johan Oviedo took the loss despite going 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, one homer, two walks and five strikeouts.메이저놀이터
He gave up a solo home run to leadoff hitter Marcus Simien in the first inning and then allowed back-to-back singles to the next three batters to score two more runs. It could have been a different story if first baseman Carlos Santana had gotten to a ground ball hit by Jonah Heim with runners on second and third a little quicker.
Texas once again had a starting pitcher last more than seven innings, as they did the day before. Martin Perez earned the win, going seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. His sixth win of the season.