WATCH: Colorado Rockies lose Game 1 of DH to Pitttsburgh Pirates, fall to 3-21 on road

May 29, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Bryan Reynolds (10) circles the bases on a two run home run against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (43) during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Bryan Reynolds hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 7-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Michael Perez added an RBI single and Gregory Polanco was 2 for 3 with an RBI, a triple and a run scored for the Pirates, who rode a three-run second inning to bust up a six-game losing streak.

Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker (4-4), who had lost two starts in a row, pitched six innings, giving up no runs and four hits, with one walk and five strikeouts.

Chasen Shreve pitched a scoreless seventh to preserve the shutout.

Colorado starter Jon Gray (4-5) went three innings. He gave up three runs and four hits, with three walks and two strikeouts, and fell to 0-4 on the road.

The Rockies lost their fourth in a row and dropped to 3-21 on the road.

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Colorado played without shortstop Trevor Story, who before the game was placed on the IL because of elbow tightness.

In the second, Wilmer Difo led off for Pittsburgh with a walk and went to third on Cole Tucker’s single to right. Perez’s sharp single up the middle drove in Difo to make it 1-0.

Brubaker showed bunt at times but worked Gray for a walk to load the bases. Adam Frazier followed with a fielder’s choice to get Tucker home to increase the lead to 2-0. Perez scored on Ben Gamel’s sacrifice fly for a 3-0 Pirates lead.

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In the fifth against reliever Jhoulys Chacin, Gamel opened with a single to center. Reynolds hit his sixth homer, and second in as many games, on a shot to right to up the lead to 5-0.

Polanco tripled to right. Will Craig grounded out and Difo walked. Tucker grounded to second for a fielder’s choice, with Polanco safe on a throw home, increasing the score to 6-0.

Pittsburgh made it 7-0 in the sixth against reliever Lucas Gilbreath. Frazier doubled, went to third on Gamel’s ground out and scored on Polanco’s sacrifice fly.

–Field Level Media