The Hangover 2019 – Games 44-47
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Padres 2
Winning pitcher: Steven Brault (1-1, 8.24
Losing pitcher: Nick Margevicius (2-5, 4.96)
The Padres (23-23) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-20) in the third of four games at Petco Park, 7-2. Nick Margevicius (2-5, 4.96) allowed six runs in four innings on eight hits (four home runs) and a walk with two strikeouts. Josh Bell and Brian Reynolds hit back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning. Bell hit a three-run home run in the third inning. Gregory Polanco hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Elias Diaz’ single scored Starling Marte in the ninth inning.
Montana DuRapau (0-0, 1.93) began the Pirates “Bullpen Day” with two shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out four. Padres hitters struck out a total of thirteen times. Ian Kinsler scored on a single by Manny Machado in the third inning. Austin Allen’s single drove in Hunter Renfroe in the sixth inning.
Bell hits 2 of Pirates’ 4 homers in 7-2 win vs Padres – Bernie Wilson, Associated Press
Margevicius ‘going to work through’ rough patch – AJ Cassavell, MLB.com
Bell boosts Bucs with 3rd multi-HR game in May – Shaun O’Neill, MLB.com