Pirates 8, Brewers 6 – Pittsburgh returns the prefer through overcoming late …

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One night after the Milwaukee Brewers overcame a late four-run deficit, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned the favor.

Matching a four-run rally by the Brewers in the seventh inning to draw even, the Pirates went on to take an 8-6 victory Tuesday night at PNC Park to even the series.

About Pirates
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates, while dedicated ships that are used by them are called pirate ships. The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations. Narrow channels which funnel shipping into predictable routes have long created opportunities for piracy, as well as for privateering and commerce raiding. Historic examples include the waters of Gibraltar, the Strait of Malacca, Madagascar, the Gulf of Aden, and the English Channel, whose geographic structures facilitated pirate attacks. A land-based parallel is the ambushing of travelers by bandits and brigands in highways and mountain passes. Privateering uses similar methods to piracy, but the captain acts under orders of the state authorizing the capture of merchant ships belonging to an enemy nation, making it a legitimate form of war-like activity by non-state actors.While the term can include acts committed in the air, on land (especially across national borders or in connection with taking over and robbing a car or train), or in other major bodies of water or on a shore, in cyberspace, as well as the fictional possibility of space piracy, it generally refers to maritime piracy. It does not normally include crimes committed against people traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). Piracy or pirating is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of states. In the early 21st century, seaborne piracy against transport vessels remains a significant issue (with estimated worldwide losses of US$16 billion per year in 2004), particularly in the waters between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, off the Somali coast, and also in the Strait of Malacca and Singapore.
Today, pirates armed with automatic weapons, such as assault rifles, and machine guns, grenades and rocket propelled grenades use small motorboats to attack and board ships, a tactic that takes advantage of the small number of crew members on modern cargo vessels and transport ships. They also use larger vessels, known as “mother ships”, to supply the smaller motorboats. The international community is facing many challenges in bringing modern pirates to justice, as these attacks often occur in international waters. Some nations have used their naval forces to protect private ships from pirate attacks and to pursue pirates, and some private vessels use armed security guards, high-pressure water cannons, or sound cannons to repel boarders, and use radar to avoid potential threats.

Pirates 8, Brewers 6: Pittsburgh returns the favor by overcoming late …

About Brewers
Brewers may refer to:

Milwaukee Brewers, a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Helena Brewers, a minor league baseball team of the Pioneer League based in Helena, Montana
Arizona League Brewers, aka Phoenix Brewers, a minor league baseball team of the Arizona League based in Phoenix, Arizona
Beloit Brewers, a minor league baseball team, now known as the Beloit Snappers, based in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Brewers (1901), the original Major League Baseball team that played as the Brewers, now the Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee Brewers (American Association), a 1902–1952 U.S. minor league baseball team
Milwaukee Brewers (1886–92), an 1891 U.S. baseball team of the American Association
Mascot of Vassar College, a co-educational college in Poughkeepsie, New York
Burton Albion Football Club, an English football (soccer) team nicknamed The Brewers

The previous evening, the Brewers overcame a four-run deficit in the ninth inning before eventually pulling out a 6-5 decision in 11 innings. 

Making the blown lead even tougher to take, the Brewers lost starter Josh Lindblom to back cramps in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was a frustrating early exit for Lindblom, who was making his first appearance in the majors since 2017 and first start since 2014. 

Pirates 8, Brewers 6: Pittsburgh returns the favor by overcoming late …

Lindblom had a 1-2 count on John Ryan Murphy in the fifth inning with two on, two down and two runs in when he stepped gingerly off the mound, drawing a visit from manager Craig Counsell and athletic trainer Scott Barringer. That was the end of his night, a disappointing result after such a long wait to pitch again in the majors.

Using his full repertoire of pitches to keep hitters off-balance, Lindblom blanked the Pirates for four innings. A leadoff walk by Colin Moran and bloop single by Bryan Reynolds put runners on the corners with no outs in the second inning but Lindblom responded brilliantly, striking out Phillip Evans, Guillermo Heredia and Murphy to snuff that threat.

The Pirates finally broke through in the fourth when Moran walked with one down and moved to third on a double into the right-field corner by Reynolds. After a walk to Evans loaded the bases, Heredia laced a first-pitch slider up in the zone to left field for a two-run single.

BOX SCORE: Pirates 8, Brewers 6

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Lindblom struck out Cole Tucker on a curveball in the dirt but his night came to an end during Murphy’s at-bat.

Lorenzo Cain led off the game with a single for the Brewers but it was a whole lot of nothing after that for the Brewers against Holland, a journeyman who posted a 6.08 earned run average in 51 appearances (eight starts) for the Giants and Cubs. Avisaíl Garcia walked with one down in the second but was picked off by Holland.

Holland plunked Hiura with a pitch to open the fourth but Christian Yelich’s season-opening slump continued as he grounded into a double play. Ryan Braun drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch but Jedd Gyorko struck out and that was the end of that.

The Brewers finally collected their second hit off Holland in the sixth inning, and it was a big one. After Cain drew a one-out walk, Hiura jumped on a 2-0 curveball and drove it out to the deepest part of the ballpark in left-center for a two-run homer that tied the game.

Pittsburgh’s pitchers decided to be generous in the seventh inning and the Brewers took advantage. Relivers Chris Stratton and Miguel Del Pozo each walked two hitters with no outs, snapping the 2-2 tie.

Orlando Arcia barely missed a grand slam, sending a drive high off the tall wall in right-center for a two-run double. After an intentional walk to Cain loaded the bases, Geoff Hartlieb replaced Del Pozo and surrendered a sacrifice fly to center, putting the Brewers on top, 6-2.

The Pirates came right back with four runs in what became a debacle of an inning for both sides. Reliever Brent Suter allowed two singles and a hit batter to load the bases with no outs, then walked Kevin Newman to force in a run.

Suter retired Josh Bell on a pop up but first baseman Justin Smoak fielded Moran’s grounder and fired a high throw into left field as two runs scored. Corey Knebel took over for Suter and struck out Reynolds but Evans laced a double to center to tie the game, 6-6.

The Brewers had a change to go back on top in the eighth when Braun surprised the Pirates with a bunt hit, moved up on a throwing error and advanced to third on Eric Sogard’s single. But Braun tried to score on García’s fly to medium left and was thrown out with room to spare by Reynolds, keeping the score deadlocked.

The Pirates then came all the way back when Adam Frazier hammered a long two-run homer off Bobby Wahl in the eighth to go on top, 8-6.