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Castro ditches telephone, brings bat, Pirates beat D-backs 6-4

PHOENIX (AP) — Rodolfo Castro had two hits to spark the offense one evening after a smartphone fake pas, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Castro mistakenly left his telephone within the again pocket of his baseball pants throughout Tuesday’s sport, and it got here flying out on a headfirst slide into third base. It was not the type of impression the teen wished to make: He’s cut up time between the minors and massive leagues over the previous two years and had simply been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

On Wednesday, he left his telephone within the clubhouse however clearly remembered to convey his bat.

The sparse crowd at Chase Discipline didn’t give Castro an excessive amount of grief for the telephone gaffe, although a few jeers may very well be heard throughout his first at-bat. Castro didn’t appear to thoughts, responding with a single. He added a triple within the sixth inning and scored on Greg Allen’s double to make it 5-2.

The Pirates jumped out a 2-0 lead within the third when Ben Gamel’s double to the right-center hole introduced residence Jason Delay and Kevin Newman.

Pittsburgh pushed its benefit to 3-0 within the fourth on a double steal. Tucupita Marcano was capable of dart residence from third base whereas the D-backs protection was distracted with Delay, who was caught in a rundown between first and second.

Pirates starter Mitch Keller (4-8) gave up three runs and 5 hits in 5 1/3 innings. The correct-hander walked one and struck out three.

Colin Holderman, Wil Crowe and Eric Stout mixed to surrender one run over 3 2/3 innings. Stout obtained the ultimate out for his first profession save, serving to the Pirates wiggle out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam within the ninth.

Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner (6-11) allowed 5 runs and eight hits over six innings, putting out eight and strolling two.

Arizona reduce the deficit to 3-2 within the fourth on Ketel Marte’s RBI single and Christian Walker’s sacrifice fly.

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rodolfo Castro slides over to make a catch on a liner hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Phoenix.

The Pirates improved to 5-4 in August. The Diamondbacks had a three-game profitable streak snapped.


Pirates: The membership hopes All-Star reliever David Bednar (decrease again tightness) can start throwing within the subsequent week.


The groups wrap up their four-game sequence Thursday, when the D-backs ship RHP Merrill Kelly (10-5, 2.86 ERA) to the mound in opposition to RHP JT Brubaker (2-10, 4.49).


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