The Pirates dropped to 0-4 against the Reds this season as Billy Hamilton, aka Pirates killer, hit a walkoff double into right field in 10 innings to defeat the Bucs 4-3.
The Pirates (11-14) took a 2-0 lead on two solo home runs as Andrew McCutchen hit his fourth home run of the season in the first inning and Josh Harrison hit his third of the season in the 6th inning. With a 2-0 and Cole cruising through five innings, Phil Gosselin booted a routine grounder to second for an error and three batters later, Adam Duvall belted a GABP home run for a 3-2 lead. Cole appeared to strike out Joey Votto, but it was called a ball and Votto eventually walked. Duvall homered right after.
JHay tied the game in the 8th inning as he hit his second home run of the game off Reds reliever Drew Storen. The home run pushed the game into extra innings until Daniel Hudson lost the game in the bottom of the 10th inning. Hamilton went 2-for-5 with the game-winning hit to continue his Wade Boggs-like way against the Bucs.
Besides the three home runs, the Pirates had no other hits. Since 1913, that’s only happened twice. The Indians did it in April 1987 and then the Rangers were the second team to hit three home runs with no other hits and lost the game in May of ’87. The Pirates were the third team to accomplish that bizarre feat tonight.