Reynolds slugs Pirates past Yelich-less Brewers 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) Bryan Reynolds wasn't even in the conversation for playing time when the Pirates began their 2019 season. As the first half closes, he's established himself as a key contributor to a surprising Pittsburgh offense.

Reynolds hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to lift the Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Sunday in their final game before the All-Star break.

Reynolds' estimated 403-foot shot cleared the seats beyond the fence in right-center field and bounced toward the Allegheny River. His seventh homer of the season came after Kevin Kramer walked and Adam Frazier singled off reliever Junior Guerra (3-2).

Reynolds also hit an RBI double in the fifth and is batting .342 with a .950 OPS.

The 2016 second-round pick, who came to Pittsburgh as part of the return for Andrew McCutchen in 2018, took advantage of playing time created by injuries.

''Sometimes, at the end of the year, those teams go to the playoffs, that win it all, there's some unexpected pleasures that happen along the way that you didn't have walking in the door,'' manager Clint Hurdle said.

The Pirates closed the first half by winning back-to-back series against Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs to close to 2 1/2 games back in the NL Central and 44-45 overall.

''This past week for us was big,'' Reynolds said. ''We rattled off a bunch of wins. I'm just thankful I could help us tonight.''

Brewers star Christian Yelich did not play and pulled out of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury. He said he plans to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday.

''I didn't think I was going to be able do that kind of volume of swings and what the Derby demanded,'' Yelich said. ''If I wasn't going to be able to perform how I was supposed to and do it justice and give it the effort that it deserved, I didn't think it'd be a great idea to do it.''

Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run drive in the seventh off Pirates starter Joe Musgrove that tied the game at 3. It was his second home run of the game and eighth of season. He also hit a solo shot to left off Musgrove in the fifth.

Francisco Liriano relieved Musgrove and finished the seventh to improve to 3-1. Felipe Vazquez worked a four-out save, his 20th of the season.

Milwaukee rookie Keston Hiura hit a two-run homer in the eighth, also his seventh of the season.

Musgrove struck out five in six-plus innings, allowing five hits and three runs. His appearance was interrupted by a 40-minute rain delay in between the fifth and sixth innings.

It was the second start in a row for Musgrove that was hampered by the weather. He managed just three innings before the rain on July 2.

''That was my first time going through a delay and having a chance to go back out,'' Musgrove said. ''That was a test for me. Something I haven't been through before. I felt really stiff going back out there.''

Musgrove also contributed at the plate during a two-run second inning against starter Chase Anderson. Colin Moran tripled and scored on Kevin Newman's single to right. Newman and Jacob Stallings perfectly executed a hit-and-run that left Newman at third for Musgrove, who put a squeeze bunt down the right side for his first career RBI.

Anderson allowed two runs on five hits over four innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Orlando Arcia pinch hit in the fifth inning after a scary collision with Hiura on Saturday.

BIG DEBUT

Infield prospect Mauricio Dubon, recalled as insurance for Arcia, made his MLB debut as a pinch hitter in the eighth. Dubon is the first big leaguer born and raised in Honduras.

''It still hasn't sunk in yet, having been on a big league field, having a whole country watching you play,'' Dubon said. ''We had a rain delay and everything, and I had a chance to check out my phone and look at how everything was going. The whole country was watching. It was special knowing that I have that support back home. It was really special.''

He faced Vazquez in an eight-pitch battle and fouled off five straight before grounding out to first base.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Burch Smith was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Dubon.

Pirates: LF Corey Dickerson (right groin discomfort) was held out of the lineup. ... LHP Steven Brault (left shoulder strain) is not expected to be ready to return from the injured list after the 10-day minimum. Dario Agrazal will start the second half in the starting rotation while Brault recovers. ... Kramer was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and RHP Montana DuRapau was optioned there.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Have not announced a starting pitcher for their second-half opener on Friday against San Francisco.

Pirates: Chris Archer (3-6, 5.49 ERA) will start the second half at the Chicago Cubs on Friday. He had a 7.89 ERA on the road in the first half.

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  • W: F. Liriano (3-1)L: J. Guerra (3-2)S: F. Vazquez (20)
  • HR: MIL - J. Aguilar 2 (8), K. Hiura (7), PIT - B. Reynolds (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Moustakas 3B31100100.263.334.551.8853.0
Y. Grandal C40200011.259.372.525.8973.5
K. Hiura 2B41121023.257.318.475.7936.0
E. Thames RF31000112.257.369.510.8791.5
J. Aguilar 1B42332000.225.327.385.71214.0
B. Gamel LF20000120.251.336.387.7230.0
a- M. Dubon PH-SS10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Saladino SS-LF40100011.103.133.103.2370.5
C. Anderson P10000010.000.045.000.045-0.5
b- O. Arcia PH10000000.239.300.406.7060.0
A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
c- R. Braun PH10000001.271.320.454.7740.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Gamel in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Anderson in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Burnes in the 7th
  • d-struck out for Jeffress in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B52300001.287.341.416.7576.0
B. Reynolds LF41241001.342.414.536.95011.0
S. Marte CF40000022.279.321.464.785-1.0
J. Bell 1B30000121.302.376.6481.0240.0
M. Cabrera RF30000102.312.348.459.8071.0
C. Moran 3B41200020.294.335.480.8154.0
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Newman SS41210002.327.371.480.8516.0
J. Stallings C30100110.327.397.404.8001.5
J. Musgrove P10010012.138.194.138.3310.5
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
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J. Kang 3B10000010.170.229.397.626-0.5
  • a-walked for Liriano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Grandal 2 (14)
  • HR - K. Hiura (7), J. Aguilar 2 (8)
  • RBI - K. Hiura 2 (12), J. Aguilar 3 (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, K. Hiura, E. Thames 2 (2), M. Dubon
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Frazier (20), B. Reynolds (18)
  • 3B - C. Moran
  • HR - B. Reynolds (7)
  • SH - J. Musgrove (5)
  • RBI - B. Reynolds 4 (33), K. Newman (33), J. Musgrove
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Frazier, J. Bell, K. Newman 2 (2), J. Musgrove 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Newman (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Claudio-Hiura-Aguilar)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Newman-Bell)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.05221404.321.316.0
A. Claudio1.02111004.341.26-1.0
C. Burnes1.00000208.001.784.0
J. Guerra (L, 3-2)0.22332214.181.23-11.0
J. Jeffress1.11000103.821.222.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.0
A. Claudio1.0
C. Burnes1.0
J. Guerra (L, 3-2)0.2
J. Jeffress1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove6.05331524.151.2014.5
F. Liriano (W, 3-1)1.00001103.091.339.5
K. Crick (H, 12)0.21221213.231.50-3.0
F. Vazquez (S, 20)1.12000102.111.158.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove6.0
F. Liriano (W, 3-1)1.0
K. Crick (H, 12)0.2
F. Vazquez (S, 20)1.1
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Anderson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 66-41, A. Claudio 14-9, C. Burnes 16-12, J. Guerra 27-14, J. Jeffress 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 7-1, A. Claudio 2-0, J. Jeffress 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 18, A. Claudio 5, C. Burnes 3, J. Guerra 6, J. Jeffress 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 91-62, F. Liriano 12-6, K. Crick 21-12, F. Vazquez 23-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 4-9, F. Vazquez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 24, F. Liriano 4, K. Crick 4, F. Vazquez 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Moustakas 3B31100100.263.334.551.8853.0
Y. Grandal C40200011.259.372.525.8973.5
K. Hiura 2B41121023.257.318.475.7936.0
E. Thames RF31000112.257.369.510.8791.5
J. Aguilar 1B42332000.225.327.385.71214.0
B. Gamel LF20000120.251.336.387.7230.0
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T. Saladino SS-LF40100011.103.133.103.2370.5
C. Anderson P10000010.000.045.000.045-0.5
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A. Claudio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Burnes P0000-000.286.286.286.000-
c- R. Braun PH10000001.271.320.454.7740.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- M. Pina PH10000011.165.275.342.616-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Gamel in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Anderson in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Burnes in the 7th
  • d-struck out for Jeffress in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B52300001.287.341.416.7576.0
B. Reynolds LF41241001.342.414.536.95011.0
S. Marte CF40000022.279.321.464.785-1.0
J. Bell 1B30000121.302.376.6481.0240.0
M. Cabrera RF30000102.312.348.459.8071.0
C. Moran 3B41200020.294.335.480.8154.0
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Newman SS41210002.327.371.480.8516.0
J. Stallings C30100110.327.397.404.8001.5
J. Musgrove P10010012.138.194.138.3310.5
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J. Kang 3B10000010.170.229.397.626-0.5
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  • a-walked for Liriano in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Grandal 2 (14)
  • HR - K. Hiura (7), J. Aguilar 2 (8)
  • RBI - K. Hiura 2 (12), J. Aguilar 3 (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, K. Hiura, E. Thames 2 (2), M. Dubon
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Frazier (20), B. Reynolds (18)
  • 3B - C. Moran
  • HR - B. Reynolds (7)
  • SH - J. Musgrove (5)
  • RBI - B. Reynolds 4 (33), K. Newman (33), J. Musgrove
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Frazier, J. Bell, K. Newman 2 (2), J. Musgrove 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Newman (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Claudio-Hiura-Aguilar)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Newman-Bell)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.05221404.321.316.0
A. Claudio1.02111004.341.26-1.0
C. Burnes1.00000208.001.784.0
J. Guerra (L, 3-2)0.22332214.181.23-11.0
J. Jeffress1.11000103.821.222.5
Total8.01066491---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.0
A. Claudio1.0
C. Burnes1.0
J. Guerra (L, 3-2)0.2
J. Jeffress1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Musgrove6.05331524.151.2014.5
F. Liriano (W, 3-1)1.00001103.091.339.5
K. Crick (H, 12)0.21221213.231.50-3.0
F. Vazquez (S, 20)1.12000102.111.158.5
Total9.0855393---
PITCHERSIP
J. Musgrove6.0
F. Liriano (W, 3-1)1.0
K. Crick (H, 12)0.2
F. Vazquez (S, 20)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - C. Anderson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 66-41, A. Claudio 14-9, C. Burnes 16-12, J. Guerra 27-14, J. Jeffress 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 7-1, A. Claudio 2-0, J. Jeffress 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 18, A. Claudio 5, C. Burnes 3, J. Guerra 6, J. Jeffress 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 91-62, F. Liriano 12-6, K. Crick 21-12, F. Vazquez 23-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 4-9, F. Vazquez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 24, F. Liriano 4, K. Crick 4, F. Vazquez 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Hiura homered to right, Moustakas scored56
  • 7TH INNING
    Reynolds homered to right center, Kramer and Frazier scored36
    Aguilar homered to center, Thames scored33
  • 5TH INNING
    Reynolds doubled to deep left, Frazier scored13
    Aguilar homered to left12
  • 2ND INNING
    Musgrove hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Newman scored, Stallings to second02
    Newman singled to right, Moran scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • F. Vazquez Pitching:
    • T. Saladino: Saladino singled to left center
    • Manny Pina hit for Jeremy Jeffress
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Saladino out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moustakas walked
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hiura homered to right, Moustakas scored
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • Felipe Vazquez pitching
    • Jung Ho Kang at third base
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar singled to right
    • Mauricio Dubon hit for Ben Gamel
    • M. Dubon: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dubon grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Jeffress Pitching:
    • J. Stallings: Ball, Ball, Stallings grounded out to third
    • J. Kang: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Frazier grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Aguilar homered to center, Thames scored
    • Francisco Liriano relieved Joe Musgrove
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel walked
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Saladino struck out on foul tip
    • Ryan Braun hit for Corbin Burnes
    • R. Braun: Pickoff attempt, Braun flied out to deep left
    • L. Cain: Cain flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Junior Guerra pitching
    • Kevin Kramer hit for Francisco Liriano
    • K. Kramer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kramer walked
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier singled to left, Kramer to second
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds homered to right center, Kramer and Frazier scored
    • S. Marte: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
    • Jeremy Jeffress relieved Junior Guerra
    • C. Moran: Moran reached on an infield single to shortstop, Cabrera to second
    • K. Newman: Newman flied out to center
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cain lined out to second
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas lined out to left
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal doubled to deep right
    • K. Hiura: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Alex Claudio
    • C. Moran: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • K. Newman: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Newman flied out to center
    • J. Stallings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Stallings struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Aguilar homered to left
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gamel struck out on foul tip
    • T. Saladino: Ball, Saladino grounded out to shortstop
    • Orlando Arcia hit for Chase Anderson
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Arcia lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Claudio pitching
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier doubled to deep right
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds doubled to deep left, Frazier scored
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to catcher
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bell walked
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Bell out at second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Grandal flied out to left
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura popped out to shortstop
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Thames grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • K. Newman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Newman singled to left
    • J. Stallings: Strike swinging, Ball, Newman stole second, Stallings intentionally walked
    • J. Musgrove: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Musgrove struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • C. Anderson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Aguilar fouled out to first
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • T. Saladino: Strike looking, Saladino popped out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Moran tripled to left center
    • K. Newman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Newman singled to right, Moran scored
    • J. Stallings: Pickoff attempt, Stallings singled to right, Newman to third
    • J. Musgrove: Strike swinging, Musgrove hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Newman scored, Stallings to second
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Cain lined out to left
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Moustakas reached on an infield single to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Grandal doubled to deep center, Moustakas to third
    • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hiura struck out looking
    • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Thames grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to center
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds popped out to shortstop
    • S. Marte: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Marte grounded out to pitcher, Frazier to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bell grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)