The Pittsburgh Pirates came back from a 7-1 deficit last night to defeat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 at PNC Park. Rookie Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Pirates the lead. He had three hits and is now batting .362 – which leads all National League rookies. Starling Marte hit his 11th home run of the year.
The Bucs fell behind early when Trevor Williams allowed seven runs in his first three innings back from the Injured List. Williams managed to compelte five innings. He did not walk a batter, and struck out seven.
Richard Rodriguez earned his second win of the seaosn with a scoreless inning in the sixth. He struck out the side. Francisco Liriano pitched two scoreless innings and Felipe Vazquez earned his 17th save with a scoreless ninth inning.
The Pirates have won three of their past five and are now 33-40 overall. They picked up a game and are now seven back in the National League Central. The Chicago Cubs have taken over first place by a half-game over Milwaukee.
The Bucs are off today, and host San Diego for three games beginning Friday night.