Tommy Milone got the opening honors. He struck out three in two full innings of work and allowed a hit. His fastball was t86. His pitches in the seventies had the Pirates most befuddled.
Mychal Givens was awarded the win in his scoreless inning of work.
Michael Rucker pitched two innings of scoreless baseball to collect the official “hold.”
Travis Lakins and Cole Sulser had clean innings.
Ty Blach finished it out with his two.
Ryan Mountcastle slugged a 3-for 3 with two doubles and a line drive homer.
Chris Davis was 2-for-3 with a homer. Pat Valaika and Martin Cervenka homered.
Anthony Santander went 2-for-2