Newman, Chavis lead Pirates over Rockies, 8-3

by | Jul 17, 2022 | Sports

DENVER — Kyle Newman and Michael Chavis had three hits apiece, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended their 12-game road trip with a 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.Jason Delay and Jason Marisnick also had two hits and Tyler Beede (1-1) pitched two innings of relief for the Pirates. Pittsburgh had a season-high 16 hits to end a four-game skid and finish its 11-day, four-city trip 6-6.“It was good to bounce back,” manager Derek Shelton said. “We played we played well on this road trip — a long one — but to grind through it, especially after not playing very well the first two games here, I give our group a ton of credit.”Elías Díaz doubled and tripled for Colorado, which had its five-game winning streak snapped. Brendan Rodgers and C.J. Cron had two hits each and Austin Gomber allowed three runs in five innings of work for the Rockies. They have won 8 of 11 to climb back into the wild card race.“We’re playing better,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “We’re pitching better, we’re playing good defense, the hitting has come around a little bit and Kris (Bryant) is back in the lineup.”The Pirates recalled Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Indianapolis to make the start Sunday. He allowed two runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings.Pittsburgh went in front in the sixth against reliever Jake Bird (1-1). Delay …

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