Marte's homer in 10th inning lifts Pirates over Tigers 5-3

DETROIT (AP) Starling Marte dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh's game against Detroit. Not exactly the norm for the slugging outfielder - but a sign of how much he's struggled early this season.

Later, with the score tied in the 10th, it was time to swing away.

Marte's two-run homer lifted the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night. It was only the second home run of the season for Marte, who is hitting .213.

''You saw him take the game in his own hands earlier and put down a bunt. There's no bunt sign on. He wanted to bunt,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''He put down the bunt the one time, and then had a couple punchouts. And then, what a sweet swing.''

Jung Ho Kang also went deep for Pittsburgh, which blew a 3-0 lead but recovered to win when Marte hit a two-out drive off Shane Greene (0-1). Detroit's closer hadn't allowed a run all season.

''Breaking ball,'' Marte said. ''Slider, I think. Gave me a pitch right in the middle. Didn't try to do too much. Just tried to hit the ball up the middle.''

Keone Kela (1-0) gave up a tying single by Jeimer Candelario in the ninth, but Nick Kingham was able to close out the Tigers in the 10th for his first career save.

Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove permitted his first two earned runs of the season but was otherwise impressive. He yielded six hits and a walk while striking out six in seven innings.

Tigers starter Matthew Boyd struck out the side in the first but eventually allowed three runs in seven innings.

Pittsburgh opened the scoring on an RBI infield single by Pablo Reyes in the second. With runners on first and third and two outs, Reyes hit a weak grounder to first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who looked to throw to second for a force, only to realize he had no play there. That initial reaction also cost him any chance of a play at first.

The Tigers wasted an opportunity in the third when Gordon Beckham hit a leadoff double and Grayson Greiner followed with a single. Beckham was sent home on Greiner's hit and was thrown out at the plate by Reyes from left field.

''When the ball is hit to the left side, you freeze for a second to make sure it gets through, because you don't want to run into an out,'' Beckham said. ''We wanted to force the issue and he made a great throw.''

Kang's two-run homer in the fourth made it 3-0. He's just 6 for 42 on the season, but two of those hits are home runs.

The Tigers scored two runs in their half of the fourth. Cabrera came home on a passed ball, and Christin Stewart hit an RBI double.

Musgrove had allowed no earned runs in 15 1/3 innings entering the game.

Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez, who pitched two innings at Washington on Sunday, was given the night off.

FAMILIAR FACE

Josh Harrison, who went from the Pirates to the Tigers in the offseason via free agency, went hitless against his former team.

''I've got guys over there that I played with, a lot of good friendships, but there's no added motivation or anything,'' Harrison said before the game. ''As far as I'm concerned, they're another opponent - trying to win a series.''

Detroit also added former Pittsburgh infielder Jordy Mercer, but he's on the injured list right now after straining his quad.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Reinstated RHP Kyle Crick (right triceps) from the 10-day injured list and optioned INF Kevin Kramer to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Tigers: Nicholas Castellanos (toe) played for the first time since Wednesday, going 1 for 5 as the DH.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (1-0) starts Wednesday night in the finale of this two-game series. Williams threw six no-hit innings in a win at Detroit last April.

Tigers: Spencer Turnbull (0-2) takes the mound for Detroit.

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PIT9-6
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DET8-8
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  • W: K. Kela (1-0)L: S. Greene (0-1)S: N. Kingham (1)
  • HR: PIT - S. Marte (2), J. Kang (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B40000111.276.364.397.7600.5
S. Marte CF41121020.213.250.410.6606.0
F. Cervelli C50000022.176.250.235.485-1.0
J. Bell 1B41100022.309.381.600.9811.0
M. Cabrera DH41100001.378.391.511.9022.0
J. Kang 3B41221020.143.217.333.5517.0
J. Shuck RF40000002.231.412.308.7190.0
P. Reyes LF30110010.091.167.091.2581.5
a- J. Martin PH-LF11100000.389.421.500.9212.0
E. Gonzalez SS40100013.217.308.304.6120.5
  • a-singled for Reyes in the 10th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Harrison 2B50000001.123.203.140.3430.0
N. Castellanos DH50100030.250.328.365.693-0.5
M. Cabrera 1B51100011.254.353.288.6412.5
N. Goodrum RF41100021.289.407.489.8961.0
C. Stewart LF40210010.216.300.529.8294.5
D. Peterson PR-LF01000000.148.179.222.4011.0
J. Candelario 3B40210000.228.302.281.5823.0
G. Beckham SS40100023.190.292.571.8631.0
G. Greiner C30100113.174.224.196.4201.5
J. Jones CF40000003.200.200.200.4000.0
    BATTING
    • HR - S. Marte (2), J. Kang (2)
    • SH - S. Marte
    • RBI - S. Marte 2 (9), J. Kang 2 (6), P. Reyes
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte 2 (6), P. Reyes
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 2 (3), E. Gonzalez (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Cabrera (2), C. Stewart 2 (5), G. Beckham (2)
    • RBI - C. Stewart (13), J. Candelario (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Harrison (12), G. Greiner (8), J. Jones
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - P. Reyes
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Musgrove7.06221600.810.7618.0
    R. Rodriguez (H, 3)1.01000205.871.173.0
    K. Kela (W, 1-0) (BS, 4)1.02110108.101.657.5
    N. Kingham (S, 1)1.00000103.380.9410.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Musgrove7.0
    R. Rodriguez (H, 3)1.0
    K. Kela (W, 1-0) (BS, 4)1.0
    N. Kingham (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Boyd7.06331712.961.1117.5
    B. Farmer0.20000100.000.210.5
    B. Hardy1.10000203.720.624.0
    S. Greene (L, 0-1)1.02220112.000.56-5.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Boyd7.0
    B. Farmer0.2
    B. Hardy1.1
    S. Greene (L, 0-1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 104-73, R. Rodriguez 19-12, K. Kela 21-15, N. Kingham 18-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 7-5, R. Rodriguez 0-1, K. Kela 1-0, N. Kingham 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 27, R. Rodriguez 4, K. Kela 5, N. Kingham 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 104-69, B. Farmer 11-6, B. Hardy 16-13, S. Greene 16-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 13-4, B. Farmer 0-1, B. Hardy 1-0, S. Greene 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 28, B. Farmer 2, B. Hardy 4, S. Greene 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    PIT9-6
    102000002580
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Frazier 2B40000111.276.364.397.7600.5
    S. Marte CF41121020.213.250.410.6606.0
    F. Cervelli C50000022.176.250.235.485-1.0
    J. Bell 1B41100022.309.381.600.9811.0
    M. Cabrera DH41100001.378.391.511.9022.0
    J. Kang 3B41221020.143.217.333.5517.0
    J. Shuck RF40000002.231.412.308.7190.0
    P. Reyes LF30110010.091.167.091.2581.5
    a- J. Martin PH-LF11100000.389.421.500.9212.0
    E. Gonzalez SS40100013.217.308.304.6120.5
    Total37585211111-----
    HITTERSAB
    A. Frazier 2B4
    S. Marte CF4
    F. Cervelli C5
    J. Bell 1B4
    M. Cabrera DH4
    J. Kang 3B4
    J. Shuck RF4
    P. Reyes LF3
    a- J. Martin PH-LF1
    E. Gonzalez SS4
    Total37
    • a-singled for Reyes in the 10th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Harrison 2B50000001.123.203.140.3430.0
    N. Castellanos DH50100030.250.328.365.693-0.5
    M. Cabrera 1B51100011.254.353.288.6412.5
    N. Goodrum RF41100021.289.407.489.8961.0
    C. Stewart LF40210010.216.300.529.8294.5
    D. Peterson PR-LF01000000.148.179.222.4011.0
    J. Candelario 3B40210000.228.302.281.5823.0
    G. Beckham SS40100023.190.292.571.8631.0
    G. Greiner C30100113.174.224.196.4201.5
    J. Jones CF40000003.200.200.200.4000.0
    Total38392011012-----
      BATTING
      • HR - S. Marte (2), J. Kang (2)
      • SH - S. Marte
      • RBI - S. Marte 2 (9), J. Kang 2 (6), P. Reyes
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte 2 (6), P. Reyes
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 2 (3), E. Gonzalez (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera (2), C. Stewart 2 (5), G. Beckham (2)
      • RBI - C. Stewart (13), J. Candelario (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Harrison (12), G. Greiner (8), J. Jones
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - P. Reyes
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Musgrove7.06221600.810.7618.0
      R. Rodriguez (H, 3)1.01000205.871.173.0
      K. Kela (W, 1-0) (BS, 4)1.02110108.101.657.5
      N. Kingham (S, 1)1.00000103.380.9410.5
      Total10.09331100---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Musgrove7.0
      R. Rodriguez (H, 3)1.0
      K. Kela (W, 1-0) (BS, 4)1.0
      N. Kingham (S, 1)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd7.06331712.961.1117.5
      B. Farmer0.20000100.000.210.5
      B. Hardy1.10000203.720.624.0
      S. Greene (L, 0-1)1.02220112.000.56-5.5
      Total10.08551112---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd7.0
      B. Farmer0.2
      B. Hardy1.1
      S. Greene (L, 0-1)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Musgrove 104-73, R. Rodriguez 19-12, K. Kela 21-15, N. Kingham 18-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Musgrove 7-5, R. Rodriguez 0-1, K. Kela 1-0, N. Kingham 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Musgrove 27, R. Rodriguez 4, K. Kela 5, N. Kingham 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 104-69, B. Farmer 11-6, B. Hardy 16-13, S. Greene 16-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 13-4, B. Farmer 0-1, B. Hardy 1-0, S. Greene 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 28, B. Farmer 2, B. Hardy 4, S. Greene 5
      • 10TH INNING
        Marte homered to left center, Martin scored53
      • 9TH INNING
        Candelario singled to right center, Peterson scored33
      • 4TH INNING
        Stewart doubled to deep right, Goodrum scored32
        Cabrera scored, Goodrum to second on passed ball31
        Kang homered to left center, Bell scored30
      • 2ND INNING
        Reyes reached on an infield single to second, Cabrera scored, Shuck to second10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Shane Greene relieved Blaine Hardy
        • Jason Martin hit for Pablo Reyes
        • J. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin singled to right
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • A. Frazier: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded out to second, Martin to second
        • S. Marte: Marte homered to left center, Martin scored
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli lined out to left
        • Middle of the 10th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Kingham relieved Keone Kela
        • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Castellanos: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera lined out to center
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Hardy Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera popped out to second
        • J. Kang: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
        • J. Shuck: Strike looking, Shuck grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Keone Kela relieved Richard Rodriguez
        • C. Stewart: Foul, Foul, Stewart doubled to deep right
        • Dustin Peterson ran for Christin Stewart
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Candelario singled to right center, Peterson scored
        • G. Beckham: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Candelario to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Greiner popped out to second
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Buck Farmer relieved Matthew Boyd
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cervelli flied out to deep right
        • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
        • J. Bell: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Richard Rodriguez relieved Joe Musgrove
        • J. Harrison: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Harrison flied out to right
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castellanos singled to center
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • P. Reyes: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep left
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Candelario grounded out to first
        • G. Beckham: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Beckham grounded out to third
        • G. Greiner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Greiner walked
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Jones grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Greiner out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
        • J. Kang: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
        • J. Shuck: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Shuck grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Stewart struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to third
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Frazier walked, Gonzalez to second
        • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Marte hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Gonzalez to third, Frazier to second
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
        • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Jones lined out to left
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison flied out to deep left
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bell singled to left
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera lined out to second
        • J. Kang: Kang homered to left center, Bell scored
        • J. Shuck: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Shuck grounded out to first
        • P. Reyes: Ball, Reyes grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castellanos popped out to second
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera doubled to left center
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum singled to center, Cabrera to third
        • C. Stewart: Ball, Cabrera scored, Goodrum to second on passed ball, Strike swinging, Stewart doubled to deep right, Goodrum scored
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Candelario singled to right, Stewart to third
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • G. Greiner: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Greiner struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to first
        • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Marte grounded out to second
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cervelli flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • G. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Beckham doubled to deep left
        • G. Greiner: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Greiner singled to left, Beckham out at home, Greiner to second
        • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to shortstop, Greiner to third
        • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harrison flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Bell flied out to deep center
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera singled to left
        • J. Kang: Strike looking, Ball, Kang singled to left, Cabrera to second
        • J. Shuck: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Shuck reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cabrera to third, Kang out at second
        • P. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Reyes reached on an infield single to second, Cabrera scored, Shuck to second
        • E. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to second
        • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Stewart flied out to left
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Candelario popped out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Boyd Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Musgrove Pitching:
        • J. Harrison: Ball, Harrison flied out to center
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)