PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reese Hoskins hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2, on Friday night.
Hoskins hit a third pitch off of Duane Underwood Jr. (0-3) into the grassy area behind the wall in center field for his 20th home run of the season and the Phillies’ third straight win.
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Nick Castellanos, Alec Bohm, and Matt Vierling each got two hits for Philadelphia. Seranthony Dominguez (5-3) retired the Pirates to force extra innings, and Conner his Brogdon earned his first save of his career on a perfect bottom in the bottom of the 10th inning. .
Ke’Bryan Hayes hit Pittsburgh’s fifth homer of the season, the third three-hit game of the month, but the Pirates’ bullpen faltered in the second half, sending the club to a five-game losing streak.
Pittsburgh led 2–0 in the seventh inning before the Phillies rallied. Kyle Schwarber cut the lead in half on a two-out RBI single off Pirates reliever Manny Banuelos, and Hoskins tied it on an RBI single of his own off Will Crow.
Pittsburgh starter Jose Quintana went scoreless through 5 2/3 innings in his final appearance before next week’s trade deadline. The 33-year-old, who signed his one-year contract with the Pirates last fall, spent most of last season as a relief pitcher before returning to the rotation to lower his ERA to 3.50, walk him two and he’s Allowed his four hits with four strikeouts. Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants.
Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton has praised the impact Quintana has had on a very inexperienced pitching staff, but said the left-handed Pittsburgh has spent less time at the club. He has revived his career in the last four months and could attract considerable interest in his trade market.
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Philadelphia’s Bailey Falter pitched six innings in the longest start of his young career. He surrendered an RBI double to Allen in the third inning, and Hayes’ home run had just cleared the right field fence in the sixth. Falter hit a career-high eight for one walk.
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Retired Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw the first pitch as part of the Pirates’ “Inserpalooza,” a celebration of all things Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger, who played 18 of his seasons with the Steelers, was the Pirates’ All-Star closer until he retired in January, when City native David threw a strike at his Bednar.
Phillies: Infielder Gene Segura (broken right index finger) was the Triple-A Lehigh Valley designated hitter on Friday and was able to play all nine innings defensively on Saturday. The 32-year-old is eligible to be taken off the 60-day injured list on Sunday.
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The series continues on Saturday with Philadelphia’s Ranger Suarez (7-5, 3.84 ERA) taking on Mitch Keller (3-7, 4.55 ERA). Keller has conceded three or fewer goals in eight of his last 10 starts.