Pirates Preview: Can Marco Gonzales Continue Hot Start?

PHILADELPHIA — This article originally appeared on PittsburghBaseballNOW.com.

After falling to the Philadelphia Phillies in the series opener on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates returned the favor with a 5-2 win on Friday night.

Facing his former team, Bailey Falter limited the Phillies to just one run across five innings pitched, giving him back-to-back solid starts. David Bednar, who blew three of his first four save opportunities to begin the season, closed the door with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

The two teams will meet again on Saturday at Citizens Bank for the third matchup in this four-game series.

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