It was a heart-breaker for the Pirates to kick off “Players Weekend” as the Bucs lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 in 15 innings.
Milwaukee scored four runs in the bottom of the first, but the Pirates slowly clawed their way back to a tie to force extra innings. In the 15th, the Pirates got two runs on a Francisco Cervelli double that scored Gregory Polanco and Elias Diaz. But in the bottom of the 15th, Erik Kratz hit a ground ball single to score one run to tie, and Orlando Arcia scored the game winner right after that.
The Pirates and Brewers play tonight on WCCS AM 1160 and 101.1 FM starting at 6:45 with the pre-game show.