Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Pirates rally in ninth inning for 6-5 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) – Michael Perez hit a solo in the ninth inning and pinch-runner Michael Chavis to pass on a Freddie Freeman mistake to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a wild 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday scored runs. night.

The Dodgers scored twice in the eighth and held their only lead before the Pirates charged back against close Craig Kimbrell (0–1), who had survived his first blow of the season.

The Pirates have defeated the Dodgers in three out of four matches this month. Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton took his 100th career win. He was hired in November 2019.

The defeat broke the Dodgers’ four-game winning streak. They were coming off an 8-2 road trip that included a four-game sweep of Arizona.

With an out, Diego Castillo went and moved to second on Kimbrel’s wild pitch that went to the backstop. Perez singles it to deep right field, scoring Castillo, and moves to second in the throw home.

Chavis scored to advance on Freeman’s error when a ball from Cal Mitchell went past the first baseman’s glove.

The Dodgers weren’t done yet.

Mookie Bates’ ground-rule double in the ninth off David Bedner (2-1) put a potential tying run in the scoring position. With fans chanting his first name, Freeman made a seven-pitch walk, turning up a potential go-ahead run.

Bates remained on Tree Turner’s long fly to right field for the second out. Will Smith swings out to end the 0-5 performance.

The Dodgers quickly went down 4–0 and briefly took the lead in the eighth against Bednar.

Turner doubled the lead as the ball flew out of second baseman Castillo’s glove as he went to tag Turner, who slipped headfirst into the bag. After Smith’s exit and Edwin Rios was dismissed, Justin Turner doubled in left center, scoring Tria Turner with a tying run.

Chris Taylor, who entered as a defensive replacement in seventh, with a bloop single to right-center, scoring Justin Turner and giving the Dodgers a 5-4 lead.

Tucupita Marcano hit a three-run homer, his first in the Major, in the second innings by a ball from Walker Buehler to give the Pirates a 3–0 lead.

The Pirates made it 4–0 in the third with a single shot by Brian Reynolds on Buehler’s first pitch.

Pirates starter Zach Thompson allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. The right-handed batsman scored four runs and went for one.

The Dodgers had a potential tie and go-forward runs in the scoring position in seventh. With two outs, Hanser Alberto reaches for an infield single to shortstop reliever Dillon Peters. Freeman hit Peters with a helicopter before he went to Bates, who threw an underhand first to end the threat.

The Dodgers went 4-2 in the fifth after two consecutive home-out by Alberto and Bates. This was the third time this season that the team played one-on-one matches.

Buehler conceded four runs and seven hits in six innings. He killed seven and left one.

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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger was dropped from the lineup before the game with a left foot stiffness. Kevin Pilar starts at center field. … LHP Clayton Kershaw (pelvis) bowls a 35-pitch bullpen. “He was outstanding,” said manager Dave Roberts. Kershaw will throw another bullpen in a few days and go on a rehab job. … LHP Andrew Heaney (shoulder trouble) throws a 35-pitch mock game. He’ll be throwing a side session this week before heading to rehab work on Friday. … 1b Max Munsi (left elbow swelling) will be back at the team’s spring training site in Arizona later this week. He did not swing a bat during the four-match series against the Diamondbacks. “We don’t want to spend (recovery) time on them,” Roberts said.

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Infielder Yu Chang was acquired from Cleveland for cash and added to the active roster prior to the game. Infielder-outfielder Hoy Park was selected for Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Chang.


Pirates: A starter for Tuesday was not announced.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Ureas (3-4, 2.49 ERA) faced the Pirates for the first time in his career earlier this month, allowing two runs and 11 hits in six innings.


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