Tigers call up RHP Lewicki ahead of doubleheader

Tigers call up RHP Lewicki ahead of doubleheader

Osuna, called up from the minor leagues to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-3 victory Wednesday night and a split with the Detroit Tigers.

In the opener, Nicholas Castellanos stayed hot with four hits and a key home run and Detroit used 20 hits to outslug Pittsburgh 13-10.

The Pirates have dropped six of seven following a hot start, while the Tigers have won five of seven. Starter Jordan Zimmermann went 3 innings allowing 6 hits 3 earned runs and striking out 4. Michael Feliz pitched a scoreless inning and George Kontos pitched a scoreless eighth and Felipe Vasquez did the same in the ninth.

The 3-run home run by Pirates right fielder Jose Osuna in the second inning came in his first at-bat of the 2018 season. He had allowed just three runs in his first three starts and 19 1/3 innings. His two-run double in the eight pulled the Pirates within 12-10.

Josh Bell and David Freese singled for the Pirates in the second.

Daniel Stumpf (1-0) retired all four batters he faced for his first major league win.

Candelario homered, doubled and scored five runs for Detroit.

Boyd's bases-loaded, two-out walk to Starling Marte in the fourth put the Pirates up 4-1. The first game will be played at 4:05 p.m., while the second will follow 30 minutes after the first contest has wrapped up.

Marte's double in the sixth drove in Sean Rodriguez for a 5-3 Pittsburgh lead.

Two pitches later, Martin hit a home run to straightaway center field. He allowed homeruns to Colin Moran and Francisco Cervelli.

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