PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - A two run home run by Starling Marte in the fifth inning and a three run home run by Bryan Reynolds in the sixth inning help the Pirates complete the comeback to win game two of this series against Detroit 8-7 to earn a split.
Richard Rodriguez pitched a scoreless sixth, Francisco Liriano a scoreless seventh and eigth and Felipe Vasquez a scoreless ninth to earn the save out of the bullpen Wednesday night.
The Pirates offense has been the most consistent part of this team since the beginning of May as Detroit held the 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the third, but the Pirates scored two in the third, two in the fifth and Bryan Reynolds gave Pittsburgh the 8-7 lead with a three run home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Outfielder Corey Dickerson got the comeback started with a two run double in the third inning and after the game talked about even though they were down by six, there was still belief that they would rally in the dugout.
After the home run by Castro in the third inning, Williams retired the next nine consecutive batters as he goes five innings while giving up seven runs on nine hits, including two home runs, and striking out seven while giving up no walks.
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