Adam Frazier hit a two-run homer off Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 victory on Wednesday night.
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Tough loss for the Brewers. With a chance to tie the Rockies for the second wild card and gain a game on the Cubs, Aaron Wilkerson made his first career start and didn't last long, but the Brewers still took a 4-3 lead in the seventh. Corey Knebel's throwing error on a little dribbler allowed a run to score in the eighth, however, and then Adam Frazier clocked his first career walk-off home run, a two-run shot off Knebel. The Pirates snap a seven-game skid, but that L1 is going to sting for the Brewers.
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The Pirates' first pick in the 2013 draft lacked power in 2017 and also struggled with injuries.
Pirates' 2018 schedule released
Pittsburgh will open the 2018 season with a three-game series on the road vs. Detroit. Then the Pirates host a two-game series vs. Minnesota and a four-game series vs. Cincinnati.
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Polanco, Frazier return from injury
The Pirates activated OF Gregory Polanco (hamstring) and OF/2B Adam Frazier (hamstring) from the 10-day disabled list. Polanco, who is batting third on Friday vs. the Cardinals, missed nearly a month with his strain. Frazier's injury cost him less than two weeks.
These struggling minor leaguers will need to make major adjustments if they're going to live up to expectations in 2018.
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Bucs activate Kontos from DL
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