atlanta — Bryan Reynolds had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday, who failed to become the first team to secure a playoff berth in the Major Leagues.
In the game, Puerto Rican outfielder Eddie Rosario had his 1,000th career hit. The unstoppable came in the fourth inning with a hit in the infield toward first baseman.
The Pirates took the lead by scoring three runs in the fifth inning. Endy Rodriguez hit an RBI single off Michael Tonkin to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 lead.
Jack Suwinski and Ji Hwan Bae hit RBI singles in the inning. Bae scored from first on a double by Ke’Bryan Hayes in the third inning.
Reynolds homered off Dylan Dodd (2-2) in the third inning. Liover Peguero increased the lead with a home run off Kirby Yates in the ninth.
In a pregame ceremony, the Braves retired the number 25 of Curacao center fielder Andruw Jones, a 10-time Gold Glove winner.
The defeat was for Ryan Borucki (2-0).
For the Pirates, the Dominicans Miguel Andujar 5-3 with one run scored and one RBI, Rodriguez 5-1 with one run scored and one RBI, Peguero 4-1 with one run scored and one RBI.
For the Braves, Venezuelans Ronald Acuna 3-2 with a run scored and an RBI, Orlando Arcia 4-0. Dominican Marcell Ozuna 5-1. Rosary of 4-1.