Reynolds’ walk-off walk gives Pirates 2-1 win over Braves

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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds, second from right, celebrates after drawing a walk with the bases loaded from Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The Pirates won 2-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Bryan Reynolds drew a four-pitch walk from a Tyler Matzek, forcing in the winning run in the ninth inning and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves and a three-game winning streak.

Rookie Rodolfo Castro, recalled from Double-A Altoona before the game, worked an eight-pitch walk from Matzek leading off.

Adam Frazier slapped a single through a big hole at shortstop that was vacated because of an infield shift, and Ke’Bryan Hayes on a full count and Reynolds got the second game-ending RBI of his career.

Matzek threw just eight of 20 pitches for strikes.

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