PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes singled in the tying run and scored the winning run on an error as the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Saturday night.
Hayes hit a leadoff single into center field off Luis Garcia (0-1) that scored automatic runner Jake Marisnick with the tying run. First baseman Eric Hosmer then misplayed Bryan Reynolds’ hard ground ball. The ball rolled down the right-field line and Hayes scored from first base.
“That was great instinctual baserunning on Ke’Bryan’s part,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “That’s the kind of play you send to the player development people.”
Hayes was originally called out by home plate umpire Mark Wegner. However, video replay showed Hayes beat second baseman Jake Cronenworth’s relay throw and the call was overturned.
“I felt where (catcher Jorge) Alfaro tagged me and I knew my arm had gotten in there and there was no way I was out,” Hayes said. “Once the ball got behind Hosmer, I thought I had a chance to score. I started running as hard as I could and turned on the jets. I didn’t slow down, even when I was rounding third base.”
The Pirates ended their four-game losing streak and snapped the Padres’ four-game winning streak.
“The Padres have a very good team,” Hayes said. “It’s a good win for us to come back like we did.”
Trent Grisham singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th off Chris Stratton (2-1).
Hosmer and Manny Machado homered for the Padres. Hosmer’s .389 batting average leads the big leagues and Machado tops the majors with 32 hits.
Michael Chavis tied the score at 5-5 by lining a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning off Steven Wilson. It was Pittsburgh’s first homer in seven games.
That came after Machado belted a two-run shot in the top of the inning to center field off David Bednar to put the Padres ahead.
“We felt pretty good after Manny’s home run but sometimes things don’t play out the way you hope,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t finish out a game that we’ve been finishing out all year.”
The Padres’ Sean Manaea went 6 2/3 innings and gave up three runs and five hits while striking out six and walking three. San Diego starters have pitched at least six innings in 12 of 22 games this season.
Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker also allowed three runs and five hits while pitching five innings. He had four strikeouts and one walk.
The Pirates have yet to have a starting pitcher record a win in 21 games this season. That ties the major league record to begin a season set by the Baltimore Orioles in 1989 when they started the year 0-21.
The Pirates scored twice in the fifth inning to knot the score at 3-all when Josh VanMeter hit an RBI double and scored on Reynolds’ fielder’s choice.
Hosmer put the Padres ahead 3-1 an inning earlier with an opposite-field drive into the left-field bleachers for his third homer.
Chavis’ RBI single in the first inning for the Pirates opened the scoring.
Marisnick saved two hits with diving catches in left field, robbing Ha-Seong Kim to end the sixth inning and Grisham to start the eighth.
CRUZ ON HOLD
With Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman going on the injured list earlier this week with a left groin strain, there has been clamoring by fans for Oneil Cruz, considered the organization’s top prospect, to be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis.
However, the 6-foot-7 Cruz went into Saturday hitting .188 with one home run in 18 games. Pirates general manager Ben Cherington believes the 23-year-old needs more developmental time.
“We want to do our job to try to put him a position to be as successful a big leaguer as possible when it’s his time,” Cherington said. “Sometimes that means really spending a little bit of time working on things in the minor leagues.”
Rookie Diego Castillo has started all four games at shortstop since Newman was injured.
Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (Tommy John surgery) is scheduled to be activated from the IL on Tuesday and start at Cleveland. It will be his first major league appearance since the 2020 postseason.
Pirates: INF/OF Cole Tucker was activated from the COVID-19 IL and INF/OF Tucupita Marcano was optioned to Double-A Altoona.
Padres: RHP Joe Musgrove (3-0, 2.16 ERA) will start Sunday – weather permitting as the forecast calls for all-day rain. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his four starts this season
Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller (0-3, 6.62) has gone 11 straight starts without winning at PNC Park, dating to last May 29. Pittsburgh will try to avoid an 0-6 homestand.
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