The Pittsburgh Pirates will be in Lakeland, FL Wednesday afternoon for their 6th game in spring training against the Detroit Tigers. Pittsburgh has been up and down thus far this spring coming into Wednesday 3-2 overall following a 10-9 to the Baltimore Orioles. Jose Quintana Got the start for Pittsburgh and struggled on the mound giving up six runs on six hits in just two innings of work. The Pittsburgh bullpen combined to give up two runs in six innings before Matt Eckelman came on in the 9th inning to give up two runs on three hits leading to the loss.
Ke’Bryan Hayes led the way for the Pittsburgh offense with two hits and four at bats to drive in one run. Ben Gamel added two hits including one home run to drive in one run and score 2, while Tucupita Marcano added two RBI's as well.
The Detroit Tigers come into Wednesday with only one win through the first four games played riding a two game losing streak after a 7-2 lost to the Philadelphia Phillies. Jonathan Schoop and Dustin Garneau were the only bright spots for the Detroit offense driving in one run each.
Tyler Alexander got the start for Detroit giving up no runs on no hits in two innings of work. Drew Hutchinson came on in relief to give up three runs on five hits leading to the loss, while Jacob Barnes allowed four runs on two hits after recording only two outs.