Endy Rodriguez hits his first main league dwelling run to assist Pirates beat Angels 3-0 – KESQ

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Endy Rodriguez hit his first main league dwelling run, 5 Pittsburgh pitchers mixed for a five-hitter and the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Saturday to snap their four-game successful streak.

Rodríguez despatched a Gerardo Reyes full-count slider into the raised stands in right-center early within the sixth inning. At 23 years, 57 days, he turned the youngest Pirates catcher to dwelling run since Jason Kendall (23 years, 42 days) on Aug. 7, 1997 in opposition to the Marlins.

Rodriguez, the third-ranked prospect within the Pirates’ farm system, was known as up final Monday. He was hitless in his first seven at-bats, however has gone 3-for-9 in his final three video games.

Bryan Reynolds and Carlos Santana had RBI hits as Pittsburgh received for the fourth time in 17 video games this month.

Luis Rengifo had two hits for the Angels, however Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 4 and struck out thrice.

In a bullpen recreation for the Pirates, lefty Ryan Borucki acquired his first begin in 4 years and pitched 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.

Osvaldo Bido (2-1), initially scheduled to start out, got here on and pitched three innings, permitting 4 hits and one stroll with three strikeouts.

José Hernández and Carmen Mlodzinski every labored 1 2/3 innings earlier than David Bednar got here on for an eventful ninth inning and earned his nineteenth save.

Bednar walked Taylor Ward and struck out Mike Moustakas earlier than he hit Matt Thaiss with a curveball and walked Hunter Renfroe on a full depend to load the bases.

Bednar then floor out Trey Cabbage on a game-ending double play. Cabbage hit a comeback drive on to Bednar, who threw dwelling for the forceout. Rodríguez relayed to first to finish the sport.

Connor Joe doubled to proper middle off Reid Detmers (2-7) and scored on Reynolds’ single up the center. Santana’s RBI double to left middle area made it 2-0.

The Angels had the bases loaded with no outs within the fourth, however could not get something throughout. Thaiss lined right into a double play and Renfroe struck out with runners on the corners.


Detmers struck out 9 however did not retire the Pirates so as in any of his 5 innings. The lefty allowed six hits and two walks.


Angels outfielder Mickey Moniak has the longest present hitting streak within the majors at 13 video games after his base hit led off the fourth. Moniak, who went 20-for-51 throughout the streak, has the longest present streak within the majors after Pittsburgh’s Jared Triolo went 0-for-4 to finish his 13-game skid.


Angels: SS Zach Neto was faraway from the lineup with a decrease again pressure. … 3B Anthony Rendon will probably be closed for at the least the subsequent two weeks after an MRI revealed a deep bruise on his shin. Rendon was positioned on the disabled record on July 14 (retroactive to July 11) on account of a left indirect pressure.


Pirates: All-Star RHP Mitch Keller (9-5, 3.73 ERA) seems to be on the mend after giving up eight runs in six innings final Tuesday in opposition to Cleveland.

Angels: LHP Tyler Anderson (4-2, 5.17) is 3-2 in his final eight begins following seven straight no-decisions.


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