Reynolds caps comeback with 3-run blast, Pirates beat Tigers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Coming off a hitless night, Bryan Reynolds told teammate Corey Dickerson he felt pressure to produce. Dickerson told the rookie to write a few things down to help him remember what he was doing, and what he was thinking, when he was hot.

Dickerson wasn't sure if Reynolds took his advice, but the rookie turned it around on Wednesday night.

Reynolds had three hits, including a three-run homer in the sixth inning to complete the Pirates' rally from a six-run deficit, and Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7.

''He's so simple,'' Dickerson said. ''He has a simple approach. When you're simple like that, you're going to have good contact.''

With the Pirates trailing 7-5, Reynolds sent a knuckle curve from Nick Ramirez (3-2) 421 feet to left-center for his sixth homer of the season, driving in Kevin Newman and Adam Frazier.

Felipe V�zquez retired the side in order in the ninth for his 17th save.

The Pirates trailed 7-1 after Detroit scored five times before recording an out in the third. Brandon Dixon took Trevor Williams deep for his eighth homer of the season, and Harold Castro followed with his first in the majors. It was the fourth time this season the Tigers have hit back-to-back home runs.

''We kind of got shut down,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''We hit a few balls hard on the nose, but really got shut down. Momentum started changing a little bit.''

Dickerson cut it to 7-3 on a two-run double in the bottom of the third, and Starling Marte made it 7-5 with a two-run blast, his 11th, in the fifth.

''A couple big swings, one from Marte and one from Reynolds,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''Dickerson, a two-RBI swing to get us back in it when we were down 7-1. There were three big swings that plated seven runs.''

Richard Rodriguez (2-3) worked a scoreless sixth for Pittsburgh after Williams gave up seven runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts in the first five innings. Williams came off the 10-day injured list to make his first start in more than a month after suffering a right side strain.

''I'm just thankful to be back out there, thankful to be coming off the mound healthy today,'' Williams said. ''I learned a lot about myself. I learned a lot about our team too.''

Ramirez allowed five runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings in relief of Jordan Zimmermann, who also came off the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Zimmermann gave up three runs on five hits in four innings after last pitching April 25 because of a UCL sprain.

''I'd like to go five innings and be out there as long as I can,'' Zimmermann said. ''Threw a lot of good pitches that they fouled off. It was just one of those games that was a grind.''

Newman's double in the sixth extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: OF Victor Reyes was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after Detroit's 5-4 win Tuesday. He had been recalled from Toledo earlier that day and walked in a pinch-hit appearance.

Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday. In his three starts with Pittsburgh, Keller is 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA. ... RHP Jordan Lyles will make a rehab start Sunday with a farm club to be determined, Hurdle said. He has not pitched since June 8 because of tightness in his left hamstring. ... A neurologist will examine C Francisco Cervelli on Tuesday. Cervelli has been out with a concussion since May 25.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (5-5, 3.35 ERA) will look for his first win since May 28 when he takes the mound against Cleveland on Friday. He gave up five runs, four earned, in four innings against Kansas City on June 13.

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (4-7, 4.87) will attempt to rebound against San Diego on Friday after surrendering six runs on nine hits to Atlanta in four innings his last time out on June 13. Musgrove was ejected with two outs in the first inning of his previous start after grazing Josh Donaldson with a pitch.

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  • W: R. Rodriguez (2-3)L: N. Ramirez (3-2)S: F. Vazquez (17)
  • HR: DET - B. Dixon (8), H. Castro (1), PIT - S. Marte (11), B. Reynolds (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jones CF51100031.237.308.426.7341.5
C. Stewart LF42210000.234.322.397.7195.0
a- M. Cabrera PH10000000.297.357.394.7510.0
N. Castellanos RF41300010.268.326.452.7784.5
N. Goodrum SS31120102.232.316.397.7136.0
B. Dixon 1B41121003.277.293.496.7897.0
H. Castro 2B31221000.263.295.386.6818.0
b- R. Rodriguez PH-2B10000010.219.248.450.699-0.5
J. Hicks C40000022.201.238.338.576-1.0
D. Lugo 3B40100020.215.232.329.5610.0
J. Zimmermann P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
N. Ramirez P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- G. Beckham PH10000000.233.331.437.7670.0
  • a-grounded out for Stewart in the 9th
  • b-struck out for H. Castro in the 8th
  • c-grounded out for Hardy in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS51100023.316.366.443.8092.0
B. Reynolds RF-LF43331010.362.418.571.98811.5
S. Marte CF32121110.283.325.475.8018.5
J. Bell 1B31000002.315.383.6491.0322.0
C. Moran 3B40200002.277.329.470.7992.0
C. Dickerson LF20120002.282.326.487.8134.0
a- M. Cabrera PH-RF20000001.325.361.450.8120.0
E. Diaz C40100002.277.313.362.6751.0
A. Frazier 2B41100013.258.319.371.6901.5
T. Williams P20110000.188.235.188.4232.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Osuna PH10000011.190.261.571.832-0.5
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
c- J. Kang PH10000010.152.221.339.561-0.5
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-popped out for Dickerson in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Rodriguez in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Liriano in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jones (10), N. Castellanos (23), N. Goodrum (15)
  • HR - B. Dixon (8), H. Castro
  • RBI - C. Stewart (24), N. Goodrum 2 (20), B. Dixon 2 (29), H. Castro 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Castro (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Jones, B. Dixon, J. Hicks 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Newman (10), C. Dickerson (5)
  • HR - B. Reynolds (6), S. Marte (11)
  • RBI - B. Reynolds 3 (26), S. Marte 2 (36), C. Dickerson 2 (10), T. Williams (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson 2 (5), T. Williams (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 3 (3), E. Diaz 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (4)
  • E - T. Williams
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Zimmermann4.05331406.031.375.0
N. Ramirez (L, 3-2)1.16550124.451.41-12.5
V. Alcantara0.20000104.501.250.5
B. Hardy2.00000104.400.916.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Zimmermann4.0
N. Ramirez (L, 3-2)1.1
V. Alcantara0.2
B. Hardy2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams5.09770724.121.192.5
R. Rodriguez (W, 2-3)1.01000304.751.5510.5
F. Liriano (H, 6)2.01001102.021.184.5
F. Vazquez (S, 17)1.00000102.051.1410.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams5.0
R. Rodriguez (W, 2-3)1.0
F. Liriano (H, 6)2.0
F. Vazquez (S, 17)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Zimmermann
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 75-52, N. Ramirez 41-27, V. Alcantara 10-8, B. Hardy 17-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 3-5, N. Ramirez 2-1, V. Alcantara 1-0, B. Hardy 3-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 19, N. Ramirez 10, V. Alcantara 2, B. Hardy 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 69-53, R. Rodriguez 20-16, F. Liriano 23-12, F. Vazquez 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 3-5, F. Liriano 3-1, F. Vazquez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 24, R. Rodriguez 4, F. Liriano 7, F. Vazquez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Jones CF51100031.237.308.426.7341.5
C. Stewart LF42210000.234.322.397.7195.0
a- M. Cabrera PH10000000.297.357.394.7510.0
N. Castellanos RF41300010.268.326.452.7784.5
N. Goodrum SS31120102.232.316.397.7136.0
B. Dixon 1B41121003.277.293.496.7897.0
H. Castro 2B31221000.263.295.386.6818.0
b- R. Rodriguez PH-2B10000010.219.248.450.699-0.5
J. Hicks C40000022.201.238.338.576-1.0
D. Lugo 3B40100020.215.232.329.5610.0
J. Zimmermann P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
N. Ramirez P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
V. Alcantara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Hardy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- G. Beckham PH10000000.233.331.437.7670.0
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  • a-grounded out for Stewart in the 9th
  • b-struck out for H. Castro in the 8th
  • c-grounded out for Hardy in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS51100023.316.366.443.8092.0
B. Reynolds RF-LF43331010.362.418.571.98811.5
S. Marte CF32121110.283.325.475.8018.5
J. Bell 1B31000002.315.383.6491.0322.0
C. Moran 3B40200002.277.329.470.7992.0
C. Dickerson LF20120002.282.326.487.8134.0
a- M. Cabrera PH-RF20000001.325.361.450.8120.0
E. Diaz C40100002.277.313.362.6751.0
A. Frazier 2B41100013.258.319.371.6901.5
T. Williams P20110000.188.235.188.4232.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Osuna PH10000011.190.261.571.832-0.5
F. Liriano P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
c- J. Kang PH10000010.152.221.339.561-0.5
F. Vazquez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total35811821716-----
  • a-popped out for Dickerson in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Rodriguez in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Liriano in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jones (10), N. Castellanos (23), N. Goodrum (15)
  • HR - B. Dixon (8), H. Castro
  • RBI - C. Stewart (24), N. Goodrum 2 (20), B. Dixon 2 (29), H. Castro 2 (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Castro (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Jones, B. Dixon, J. Hicks 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Newman (10), C. Dickerson (5)
  • HR - B. Reynolds (6), S. Marte (11)
  • RBI - B. Reynolds 3 (26), S. Marte 2 (36), C. Dickerson 2 (10), T. Williams (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Dickerson 2 (5), T. Williams (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 3 (3), E. Diaz 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (4)
  • E - T. Williams
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Zimmermann4.05331406.031.375.0
N. Ramirez (L, 3-2)1.16550124.451.41-12.5
V. Alcantara0.20000104.501.250.5
B. Hardy2.00000104.400.916.5
Total8.01188172---
PITCHERSIP
J. Zimmermann4.0
N. Ramirez (L, 3-2)1.1
V. Alcantara0.2
B. Hardy2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams5.09770724.121.192.5
R. Rodriguez (W, 2-3)1.01000304.751.5510.5
F. Liriano (H, 6)2.01001102.021.184.5
F. Vazquez (S, 17)1.00000102.051.1410.5
Total9.011771122---
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams5.0
R. Rodriguez (W, 2-3)1.0
F. Liriano (H, 6)2.0
F. Vazquez (S, 17)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Zimmermann
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 75-52, N. Ramirez 41-27, V. Alcantara 10-8, B. Hardy 17-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 3-5, N. Ramirez 2-1, V. Alcantara 1-0, B. Hardy 3-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 19, N. Ramirez 10, V. Alcantara 2, B. Hardy 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 69-53, R. Rodriguez 20-16, F. Liriano 23-12, F. Vazquez 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 3-5, F. Liriano 3-1, F. Vazquez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 24, R. Rodriguez 4, F. Liriano 7, F. Vazquez 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Reynolds homered to left, Frazier and Newman scored78
  • 5TH INNING
    Marte homered to left, Reynolds scored75
  • 3RD INNING
    Dickerson doubled to right, Reynolds and Marte scored73
    Castro homered to right center71
    Dixon homered to left center, Goodrum scored61
    Goodrum doubled to right, Stewart and Castellanos scored41
  • 2ND INNING
    Williams singled to right, Bell scored, Moran to third, Diaz to second21
  • 1ST INNING
    Castro singled to left center, Stewart scored, Dixon to second20
    Stewart singled to right, Jones scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Felipe Vazquez pitching
    • Gordon Beckham hit for Blaine Hardy
    • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to third
    • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
    • Miguel Cabrera hit for Christin Stewart
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ronny Rodriguez hit for Harold Castro
    • R. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • J. Hicks: Hicks flied out to center
    • D. Lugo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lugo grounded out to catcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Hardy Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Frazier grounded out to first
    • Jung Ho Kang hit for Francisco Liriano
    • J. Kang: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
    • K. Newman: Ball, Newman flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Francisco Liriano pitching
    • C. Stewart: Ball, Strike looking, Stewart grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos singled to center, Castellanos out at second
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked
    • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Dixon grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Blaine Hardy relieved Victor Alcantara
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moran grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Diaz popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Trevor Williams
    • J. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • D. Lugo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lugo singled to right
    • N. Ramirez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Ramirez struck out on foul tip
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Ramirez Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier singled to center
    • Jose Osuna hit for Richard Rodriguez
    • J. Osuna: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
    • K. Newman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Newman doubled to right center, Frazier to third
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds homered to left, Frazier and Newman scored
    • Victor Alcantara relieved Nick Ramirez
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Goodrum lined out to first
    • B. Dixon: Dixon grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Ramirez relieved Jordan Zimmermann
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds singled to center
    • S. Marte: Marte homered to left, Reynolds scored
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Moran: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Moran singled to right
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Corey Dickerson
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera popped out to shortstop
    • E. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Diaz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moran out at second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart flied out to deep center
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier flied out to left
    • T. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Stewart reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos doubled to left, Stewart to third
    • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Goodrum doubled to right, Stewart and Castellanos scored
    • B. Dixon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodrum to third on pitcher Williams throwing error, Dixon homered to left center, Goodrum scored
    • H. Castro: Castro homered to right center
    • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
    • D. Lugo: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lugo struck out swinging
    • J. Zimmermann: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmermann struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Reynolds singled to left
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Reynolds to second
    • J. Bell: Bell popped out to shortstop
    • C. Moran: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moran grounded out to catcher, Reynolds to third, Marte to second
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Dickerson doubled to right, Reynolds and Marte scored
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Diaz flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • D. Lugo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lugo struck out looking
    • J. Zimmermann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zimmermann struck out looking
    • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bell hit by pitch
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Moran singled to left, Bell to second
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson popped out to third
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Diaz singled to right, Bell to third, Moran to second
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • T. Williams: Williams singled to right, Bell scored, Moran to third, Diaz to second
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Jones: Foul, Jones doubled to left
    • C. Stewart: Stewart singled to right, Jones scored
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos singled to shallow right, Stewart to second
    • N. Goodrum: Strike swinging, Ball, Goodrum flied out to center
    • B. Dixon: Ball, Foul, Dixon reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Stewart to third, Castellanos out at second
    • H. Castro: Foul, Castro singled to left center, Stewart scored, Dixon to second
    • J. Hicks: Hicks flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Foul, Newman grounded out to first
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Reynolds struck out on foul tip
    • S. Marte: Marte flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)