Tigers fall to Pirates 7-4
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Riley Greene circles the bases for Detroit (file photo courtesy of Carolos Osorio/AP)

(PITTSBURGH) - Bryan Reynolds hit a solo shot to center field in the sixth inning to become the 25th player in franchise history to reach the century mark with the club as the Pirates beat the Tigers 7-4 on Monday. Connor Joe and Jared Triolo both had two hits and two RBIs for the Pirates. Joey Bart also drove in two runs as Pittsburgh improved to 9-2, the best record in the National League. Mitch Keller (1-1) allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and nine strikeouts to earn his first win of the season. Colt Keith and Matt Vierling had two hits and each drove in a run for the Tigers. Riley Greene added an RBI double in the ninth. ...... {LISTEN}. Reese Olson (0-1), who dazzled in his first start of the season last week against the New York Mets, struggled against the Pirates. Olson allowed six runs on nine hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Detroit has dropped four of five after starting 5-0. Andrew McCutchen narrowly missed his 300th career home run when he started the bottom of the fifth with a double that hit the top of the 21 foot high Roberto Clemente Wall in right field.

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