Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bae Ji-hwan had two hits, including a triple, to help his team win the game.
Bae went 1-for-3 with a double, a home run, one RBI, one run scored, and one walk in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ nine-inning game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Sunday.
It was Bae’s second triple of the season, coming exactly seven days after his last against the Milwaukee Brewers. The triple raised his season batting average from .236 to .237.
Pittsburgh’s lineup for the game was Conor Jo (designated hitter)-Brian Reynolds (left field)-Kevin Hayes (third base)-Jack Swinski (center field)-Miguel Anduja (right field)-Jared Triolo (first base)-Andy Rodriguez (catcher)-Robert Peguero (shortstop)-Bae Ji-Hwan (second base). The starting pitcher was Yohan Oviedo.
Up until the middle of the game, Bae was struggling. Facing Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, Bae grounded out to first base in his first at-bat of the second inning. With two outs and runners on first and second, he was unable to capitalize.
In his second at-bat of the inning, he drew a walk. In the second inning, Bae saw three pitches in a row go outside, and after a four-pitch strike, he calmly picked off a five-pitch fastball to take first base. However, Bae’s run didn’t translate into a run for his team.스포츠토토
Bae made up for it in the bottom of the sixth inning, when he hit a pitcher’s choice in his third at-bat. With two on and one out, he pulled a four-pitch changeup off Cubs right-hander Brad Boxberger for a long ball that sailed over the first baseman’s head. Triolo sprinted home, and Bae, who hadn’t stopped at second base, raced to third. The next batter, Cho, followed with a single to center field to seal the win.
With Bae’s heroics, Pittsburgh had plenty to smile about with an 8-6 victory. Anduja’s RBI double in the third inning gave Pittsburgh the lead for good, and after the Cubs rallied in the fifth with a Dansby Swanson RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, Pittsburgh pulled away again in the top of the eighth.
The Cubs responded with three runs in the bottom of the eighth, including an RBI double by Mike Tuckman, but Pittsburgh answered with a three-run blast by Joshua Palacios. In the end, the Pirates held on to the lead despite Swanson’s two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth and held off the Cubs, who are in the thick of the fall baseball race. Pittsburgh and the Cubs are now 72-81 and 79-74, respectively.
Oviedo picked up his ninth win of the season with six innings of four-hit ball, five walks and five strikeouts, while Collin Selby (one run in one inning) and Ryan Borucki (one run in ⅓ inning) each picked up a hold.