Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan hit his first career three-run homer and helped his team win.
Bae started at first base and center field in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. His final line was 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and one run scored. His season batting average remains unchanged from the previous day at .241.gardenmagz.com
Pittsburgh’s lineup was Bae Ji-Hwan (center field), Brian Reynolds (left field), Keivryan Hayes (third base), Zach Swinski (designated hitter), Josh Palacios (right field), Leover Peguero (second base), Alfonso Rivas (first base), Alica Williams (shortstop), and Jason Delay (catcher). The starting pitcher was Colin Selby.
Bae hadn’t gotten a hit, let alone a base hit, until midway through the game. In his first at-bat, he grounded out to third base, and in his second at-bat, a grounder to shortstop in the bottom of the first inning, he was thrown out at second base. His third at-bat resulted in a grounder to third base.
But Bae made up for it in his fourth at-bat. With the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Bae stepped to the plate with one out and a runner on first, and took a three-pitch slider from Milwaukee’s Elvis Peguero for a long shot to right-center field.스포츠토토
Delay then stole third, and pinch-hitter Bae Ji-hwan raced from second to third without stopping. It was the first triple of his big league career. After a Peguero double and a Hayes strikeout, Bae scored on a Miguel Andujar single up the middle that put runners on second and third.
The team had something to smile about, too. After giving up a three-run lead to Willy Adames in the first inning, Pittsburgh tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth on a solo shot by Hayes and RBI singles by Swinski and Palacios in the sixth, and took the lead for good in the seventh on RBI singles by Baez and Anduja. Mark Canha’s RBI single in the top of the eighth brought Milwaukee to within one, but Pittsburgh held on for the win. The Brewers are now 65-75 on the season.
Selby was removed from the game after allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings, and the bullpen relievers that came up afterward put together a strong relay performance. Closer David Bednar, who entered in the top of the ninth to preserve a one-run lead, earned his 33rd save.