Josh Harrison homered in the seventh inning to make up for a baserunning blunder and made a diving catch in left field to help preserve the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first win in the Bronx in 54 years, 5-3 over the New York Yankees on Sunday for a doubleheader split.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run single, Brett Gardner added an RBI double and the New York Yankees held on for a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in the opener of a single-admission doubleheader.
A two-game series that was scheduled to end Wednesday stretched into early Friday morning before Matt Wieters finally put an end to the rain-marred interleague matchup between the Pirates and Orioles.
Steve Pearce had three hits and two RBIs in his return to the Orioles, and Baltimore beat the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 Thursday in a doubleheader opener.
The Pirates had the rare opportunity to gain a game and a half on the first place St. Louis Cardinals with their doubleheader in Washington D.C. on Saturday. All the pieces were falling into place, beginning with a 5-3 win in the first game, but ended up losing the second 4-3 and splitting the doubleheader.