MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MINNESOTA TWINS AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES
09/22/2023
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MINNESOTA TWINS AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES
GAME ID: 15060 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND , 2023 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota Twins (73-81) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
Pittsburgh Pirates (91-63) 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 X 6 11 1
Pirates Beat Visiting Twins, 6-2
Good production from right fielder JJ Bleday helped the Pittsburgh Pirates topple the Minnesota Twins, 6-2. Bleday was 3-4 with a home run and a double, while adding 3 RBI and scoring once for the Pirates. The National League Metropolitan Division-leading Pirates have a record of 91-63.

Bleday contributed a big hit, a 3-run home run, for Pittsburgh in the bottom of the fifth. With his team trailing 2-1, Bleday took a slider from Michael Pineda and stroked the home run to right-center. His 37th home run of the season allowed the Pirates to leap in front, 4-2.

"We'll savor this win," Bleday told the Pittsburgh Chronicle, "then get ready for the next game."
MINNESOTA BATTING LINESCORE PITTSBURGH BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
J. Crawford SS 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .231 10 40
L. Arraez 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .335 4 31
T. Larnach LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .227 10 30
M. Sano 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .219 38 107
M. Kepler RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 .224 18 60
M. Wallner 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .193 8 11
R. Jeffers C 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 .281 8 36
J. Cave CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .218 4 27
M. Pineda P 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .086 0 0
   M. Castro P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   a-A. Sabato PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .175 3 11
   C. Sands P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 2
Totals 36 2 9 2 5 6 26      
a - A. Sabato pinch hit for M. Castro in the 8th

BATTING
Doubles: M. Kepler (27, 2nd Inning off T. Rios, 0 on, 1 out) , L. Arraez (39, 9th Inning off A. Sanchez, 0 on, 0 outs)
Total Bases: J. Crawford , L. Arraez 3 , M. Kepler 2 , M. Wallner , R. Jeffers 2 , J. Cave , A. Sabato
2-out RBI: J. Crawford , R. Jeffers
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: J. Crawford , L. Arraez , M. Sano , M. Kepler 2 , M. Pineda
Team LOB: 12

BASERUNNING
CS: J. Cave (1)

FIELDING
Double Plays: 2 (Arraez-Crawford-Wallner, Crawford-Arraez-Wallner)
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
R. Mauricio SS 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 .161 3 5
J. Hein 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .360 4 14
J. Bleday RF 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .270 37 102
B. Carlson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263 1 1
R. Greene LF 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .286 16 48
M. Perez C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .130 0 4
V. Reyes CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .276 5 24
K. Hayes 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .255 14 54
T. Rios P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .158 0 3
   a-C. McCormick PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 10 32
   J. Brubaker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   b-P. Evans PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249 5 23
   J. Steele P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   J. Ruiz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
   A. Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 0
Totals 32 6 11 5 1 4 10      
a - C. McCormick pinch hit for T. Rios in the 5th
b - P. Evans pinch hit for J. Brubaker in the 6th

BATTING
Doubles: J. Bleday (30, 7th Inning off M. Castro, 0 on, 2 outs)
Home Runs: R. Mauricio (3, 1st Inning off M. Pineda, 0 on, 0 outs) , J. Bleday (37, 5th Inning off M. Pineda, 2 on, 2 outs)
Total Bases: R. Mauricio 5 , J. Hein , J. Bleday 7 , R. Greene 2 , M. Perez 2 , V. Reyes
2-out RBI: J. Bleday
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: , B. Carlson 2 , P. Evans
GIDP: V. Reyes 2
Sac Fly: V. Reyes
Hit by Pitch: J. Hein
Team LOB: 5

BASERUNNING
SB: K. Hayes (3)

FIELDING
Errors: R. Mauricio (3)
MINNESOTA PITCHING LINESCORE PITTSBURGH PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
M. Pineda L (4-9) 5.1 9 5 5 0 3 2 97 4.88   
M. Castro 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 19 4.71   
C. Sands 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 10 3.80   
PITCHING
Game Score: M. Pineda 33
Batters Faced: M. Pineda 25, M. Castro 6, C. Sands 4
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: M. Pineda 5-7, M. Castro 3-1, C. Sands 1-1
Pitches - Strikes: M. Pineda 97-59, M. Castro 19-12, C. Sands 10-5
Inherited Runners - Scored: M. Castro 1-0
Hit Batsmen: M. Pineda
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
T. Rios W (12-10) 5.0 5 2 2 3 3 0 98 4.51   
J. Brubaker H (2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 16 5.69   
J. Steele H (14) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 1.45   
J. Ruiz H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7.71   
A. Sanchez SV (1) 2.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 27 1.45   
PITCHING
Game Score: T. Rios 49
Batters Faced: T. Rios 24, J. Brubaker 3, J. Steele 3, J. Ruiz 1, A. Sanchez 10
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: T. Rios 5-7, J. Brubaker 0-1, J. Steele 1-0, J. Ruiz 1-0, A. Sanchez 4-1
Pitches - Strikes: T. Rios 98-62, J. Brubaker 16-8, J. Steele 11-6, J. Ruiz 3-2, A. Sanchez 27-16
Inherited Runners - Scored: J. Ruiz 1-0
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: JJ Bleday
Ballpark: PNC Park
Weather: Rain (64 degrees), wind blowing out to center at 6 mph
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Time: 3:18
Attendance: 38048
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