Brubaker, Keller pitch Pirates to end doubleheader against Rockies

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker delivers during the second inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher JT Brubaker delivers during the second inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh bullpen finished off a pair of seven-inning shutouts, and the Pirates blanked the Colorado Rockies 4-0 to sweep a doubleheader.

JT Brubaker tossed six shutout innings to help the Pittsburgh Pirates win the first game of a seven-inning doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies 7-0.

Brubaker recovered from his previous two starts to improve his record to 4-4. He had allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 18 and surrendered seven in 5 1/3 innings to the Atlanta Braves five days later.

Jon Gray had his shortest outing in 11 starts for the Rockies this season. He gave up three runs on four hits in three innings to fall to 4-4.

Bryan Reynolds hit his team-leading sixth homer for Pittsburgh, a two-run shot to right that pushed the lead to 5-0 in the fifth.

After JT Brubaker excelled to win the opener 7-0 and stop Pittsburgh’s six-game losing streak, Keller was equally impressive.

The Pirates shut out a team in both games of a doubleheader for the first time since Oct. 3, 1976, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Pittsburgh pitchers combined to hold Colorado to just six total hits.

The Rockies have lost five in a row.

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