Evans denied Baddoo, Pirates beat Tigers 4-2 with 2-run 8th


The Pirates topped the Tigers 4-2 on Thursday in Detroit

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Phillip Evans makes a catch during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) – Phillip Evans kept Akil Baddoo’s drive to left field in the park in the seventh inning to help Pittsburgh escape a jam, and the Pirates scored twice in the eighth to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2.

Colin Moran and Erik González hit RBI singles with two outs in the eighth. With the score tied at 2, Baddoo nearly put the Tigers ahead, but Evans reached above the fence in left, and the ball bounced off his glove and back into the field of play.

Baddoo wound up with a double, and he didn’t end up scoring.

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