The Pittsburgh Pirates put on a home run parade – literally.
Pittsburgh hit seven home runs en route to an 11-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA. Pittsburgh snapped a two-game losing streak and halted Seattle’s four-game winning streak.
Pittsburgh, which had a team-high 15 hits, got home runs from six of the nine batters who started on the day. Zack Swinski went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs. Bae Ji-Hwan didn’t hit a home run, but went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for his ninth multi-hit game of the season.
The seven home runs in a game is the fourth in Pittsburgh franchise history and the first in nearly 20 years since Aug. 21, 2003.
Andrew McCutchen opened the scoring with a leadoff homer in the first inning. Trailing 1-2 in the top of the fourth, Carlos Santana tied the game 메이저사이트 with a two-run homer. After Brian Reynolds hit a two-run triple in the top of the fifth, Pittsburgh answered with a two-run homer by Swinski and a back-to-back homer by Keybrian Hayes.
In the top of the sixth, leadoff hitter Bae Ji-Hwan led off with a single and Reynolds singled to drive in Bae from second and third. In the seventh, Swinski and Tacopetta Marcano started the home run barrage. Bae doubled two batters later, but couldn’t score.
Reynolds completed his three-hit, four-RBI performance with a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to cut the deficit to 10-6. Bae moved from second base to center field in the bottom of the eighth to help preserve the five-run lead.
Meanwhile, Seattle pitcher Chris Flexen, who played for Doosan, pitched two innings of one-run ball in the eighth after giving up a home run.