Pirates beat Tigers 3-2 in 10 innings, again
Thursday, April 18, 2019

(DETROIT) – Colin Moran hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2, sweeping their two game series. It was the second straight night Hurdle's Pirates beat Detroit in 10 innings, and it was the sixth extra-inning game already this season for Pittsburgh. Spencer Turnbull allowed two hits in six innings for Detroit, but he was denied his first career win after reliever Joe Jimenez loaded the bases with nobody out in the eighth. Daniel Stumpf relieved Jimenez and gave up a tying sacrifice fly to Josh Bell. Pittsburgh star Starling Marte was beaned by Jimenez during that eighth inning, but he remained in the game and hit a single in the 10th. Turnbull allowed only an unearned run in the fourth in his seventh career start. The game was played in rainy conditions, and Tigers left fielder Christin Stewart slipped and fell while catching Bell's flyball in the eighth. Stewart stayed in for his plate appearance in the bottom of the inning, then left with a right quad injury. Adam Frazier led off the 10th with a double off Buck Farmer (1-1), and Marte and Moran followed with singles, giving the Pirates the lead. Nick Burdi (2-1) pitched a perfect ninth, and Felipe Vazquez finished for his fifth save in five chances. Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams allowed two runs in six innings. After Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, the Tigers pushed across two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Detroit Manager Ron Gardenhire announced before the game that pitcher Matt Moore is done for the rest of the season after having knee surgery.