Reynolds’ walk-off walk gives Pirates 2-1 win over Braves


Pittsburgh Pirates’ Adam Frazier, center, scores next to Atlanta Braves catcher Kevan Smith (52) during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The umpire is John Bacon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBRUGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds drew a four-pitch walk from a Tyler Matzek, forcing in the winning run in the ninth inning and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves and a three-game winning streak.

Rookie Rodolfo Castro, recalled from Double-A Altoona before the game, worked an eight-pitch walk from Matzek leading off.

Adam Frazier slapped a single though a big hole at shortstop that was vacated because of an infield shift, and Ke’Bryan Hayes on a full count and Reynolds got the second game-ending RBI of his career.

Matzek threw just eight of 20 pitches for strikes.

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