Pittsburgh Pirates rallied against the Road-weary Angels and ended their eight-game losing streak with a 10-2 victory. Anaheim ground was a perfect place for Mitch Keller who earned his first major league victory. Jacob Stallings homered and drove two-run double.
In 21 games, the Pirates have only won three games and the Monday night victory was the fifth since the All-Star break. Josh Bell, Kevin Newman, and Bryan Reynolds all homered to give Pirate the victory.
Keller was Pirates’ top pitching prospect from the minor. On Monday, he made his fourth start in the major and secured his first win. He yielded five hits, two walks and one run in five innings.
Max Stassi gave Angels their first run and opened a seven-game homestand by losing for the ninth time in 11 games.
Bell drove the first run for Pirates, and Albert Pujols wrapped two more runs while they batted around. Newman led the second with his seventh homer of the season. Pirates drove two more runs in the third when Stalling struck down the left-field line.
Suarez had a tough start, and he yielded seven hits and six runs over three innings in three starts. Angels newly acquired catcher Stassi got his RBI since May 8.
Jose Rodriguez also came from the minor and made his second appearance for LA this season.
Keller walked Mike Trout twice and retired Halos the superstar on a fly to the right in the third. It was incredible for him, given that he used to watch Trout while in the minor.