Pirates play home-run derby in blasting Mariners

May 26, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates designated hitter Andrew McCutchen (22) celebrates while running the bases after hitting a solo-home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at T-Mobile Park.

Might 26, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates designated hitter Andrew McCutchen (22) celebrates whereas working the bases after hitting a solo-home run in opposition to the Seattle Mariners through the first inning at T-Cellular Park.
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Jack Suwinski hit two of Pittsburgh’s franchise record-tying seven residence runs because the Pirates defeated the host Seattle Mariners 11-6 Friday night time within the opener of a three-game interleague sequence

Bryan Reynolds, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Tucupita Marcano, Andrew McCutchen and Carlos Santana additionally went deep for the Pirates, who snapped a two-game skid

Pittsburgh right-hander Mitch Keller (6-1) wasn’t at his finest however bought loads of help to maneuver right into a tie for the Nationwide League lead in wins. Keller allowed six runs on seven hits in six-plus innings, with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Julio Rodriguez and J.P. Crawford homered for Seattle, which had a four-game profitable streak snapped.

Mariners right-hander George Kirby (5-4) had a run of eight consecutive high quality begins snapped. Kirby gave up seven runs on 9 hits in 4 2/3 innings, with one stroll and 4 strikeouts. The 4 homers he surrendered had been yet one more than he had mixed to permit in his first 9 appearances this season

The Pirates broke a 2-all tie with a five-run fifth. Austin Hedges and McCutchen led off with singles, and Reynolds hit a two-run triple to left. With two outs, Suwinski and Hayes hit back-to-back homers, the primary to heart and the latter to left, ending Kirby’s night time

McCutchen led off the sport with a homer to left-center, and Santana opened the fourth with a bomb to proper.

Suwinski hit a 445-foot blast to right-center with one out within the seventh off Juan Then. An out later, Marcano went deep to proper.

Reynolds capped the home-run derby with a solo shot off Chris Flexen with one out within the eighth that struck the home windows of the Hit it Right here Cafe within the second deck in proper subject. Reynolds went 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs and scored twice.

Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with three RBIs for Seattle. He hit a solo shot within the first inning and a two-run single within the fifth.

Crawford’s two-run homer within the seventh despatched Keller to the showers.

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