Pittsburgh Pirates beat Detroit Tigers in 10th inning, 5-3
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT — Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Jung Ho Kang also went deep for Pittsburgh, which blew a 3-0 lead but recovered to win when Marte hit a two-out drive off Shane Greene (0-1). Detroit’s closer hadn’t allowed a run all season.
Keone Kela (1-0) gave up a tying single by Jeimer Candelario in the ninth, but Nick Kingham was able to close out the Tigers in the 10th for his first career save.
Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove permitted his first two earned runs of the season but was otherwise impressive. He yielded six hits and a walk while striking out six in seven innings.
Tigers starter Matthew Boyd struck out the side in the first but eventually allowed three runs in seven innings.
Pittsburgh opened the scoring on an RBI infield single by Pablo Reyes in the second.
The Tigers wasted an opportunity in the third when Gordon Beckham hit a leadoff double.
The Tigers scored two runs in the fourth. Miguel Cabrera came home on a passed ball, and Christin Stewart hit an RBI double.