PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes singled in the tying run and scored the winning run on an error as the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Saturday night.
Hayes hit a leadoff single into center field off Luis Garcia (0-1) that scored automatic runner Jake Marisnick with the tying run. First baseman Eric Hosmer then misplayed Bryan Reynolds’ hard ground ball. The ball rolled down the right-field line and Hayes scored from first base.
“That was great instinctual baserunning on Ke’Bryan’s part,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “That’s the kind of play you send to the player development people.”
Hayes was originally called out by home plate umpire Mark Wegner. However, video replay showed Hayes beat second baseman Jake Cronenworth’s relay throw and the call was overturned.
“I felt where (catcher Jorge) Alfaro tagged me and I knew my arm had gotten in there and there was no way I was out,” Hayes said. “Once the ball got behind Hosmer, I thought I had a chance to score. I started running as hard as I could and turned on the jets. I didn’t slow down, even when I was rounding third base.”
The Pirates ended their four-game losing streak and snapped the Padres’ four-game winning streak.
“The Padres have a very good team,” Hayes said. “It’s a good win for us to come back like we did.”
Trent Grisham singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th off Chris Stratton (2-1).
Hosmer and Manny Machado homered for the Padres. Hosmer’s .389 batting average leads the big leagues and Machado tops the majors with 32 hits.
Michael Chavis tied the score at 5-5 by lining a two-run home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning off Steven Wilson. It was…