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Ke’Bryan Hayes knocks three hits as Pittsburgh Pirates beat Detroit Tigers

Sep 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) breaks his bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) breaks his bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits Monday, including a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates halted a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers.

Kevin Newman added a two-run homer and Yoshi Tsutsugo a two-run single for the Pirates (49-89).

Pittsburgh starter Bryse Wilson gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Chasen Shreve (3-1) pitched a scoreless seventh. David Bednar pitched the ninth for his third save.

Niko Goodman hit a two-run double for the Tigers (65-74), who have lost eight of 12.

Detroit starter Tarik Skubal pitched three innings, allowing two runs and four hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.

Kyle Funkhouser (6-3) gave up four runs and three hits in 1 2/3 innings.

The Tigers were without reliever Joe Jimenez and bench coach George Lombard. Both tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated, after experiencing symptoms.

Hayes led off the bottom of the first with an infield single. Newman followed with his fifth homer, a shot to left, to put the Pirates ahead 2-0.

Wilson enjoyed one-two-three innings in the third, fourth and fifth before giving up the lead in the sixth.

With one out, Robbie Grossman doubled to the corner in right. Jeimer Candelario walked and Eric Haase’s base hit to right loaded the bases. Goodman’s double down the line in right brought Grossman and Candelario home to tie it. Miguel Cabrera, pinch-hitting, lofted a curveball to center for a sacrifice fly to drive in Haase for a 3-2 Tigers lead.

In the seventh, Ben Gamel led off for Pittsburgh with a walk and went to second on Funkhouser’s balk. Cole Tucker’s single to center sent Gamel to third. Pinch-hitter Colin Moran walked to load the bases.

Hayes’ single to right drove in Gamel and Tucker to put Pittsburgh ahead 4-3. Two outs later, Tsutsugo singled to right to bring in Moran and Hayes to make it 6-3.

–Field Level Media