Pirates split doubleheader with Tigers, after 5-2 loss in the nightcap

DETROIT — Although the night got off to a good start, the Tigers spoiled the debuts of Miguel Yajure and Rodolfo Castro.

Detroit put three decisive runs on the board in the fifth inning to earn the 5-2 victory against the Pirates at Comerica Park in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. The Pirates took the opener, 3-2, and have won seven of their past 11 games after opening the season 1-6.

Yajure (0-1) was making his first major league start in his Pirates’ debut while Castro had never played a game above the High Class A level.

Not much was hit hard against Yajure through the first four innings before he ran into some trouble in the fifth. Niko Goodrum’s solo shot on the first pitch of the third inning was really the only mistake Yajure made early in his outing.

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