Pirates rally to spoil Bell’s return in win over Nats

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Washington Nationals’ Josh Bell (19) celebrates as he approaches on-deck batter Yadiel Hernandez (29) after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes capped off a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates slipped past the Washington Nationals 4-3.

Hayes completed a two-run comeback by sending a pitch from Washington reliever Alberto Baldonado to right field, scoring Ben Gamel from third.

The victory spoiled former Pirates star Josh Bell’s return to Pittsburgh. Bell, who was an All-Star for Pittsburgh in 2019, did hit his 26th home run of the season for Washington.

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