Pirates come back late versus Royals


September 18, 2018 - 10:28 AM

The Kansas City Royals' Ryan O'Hearn is tagged out at the plate by Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo trying to score on a line drive by Jorge Bonifacio to end the eighth inning on Friday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings has 19 hits in parts of three major league seasons, and the rookie third-string catcher has made a some of them count.

Stallings hit a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

It was Stallings’ second career game-ending hit. The catcher also had one on Sept. 23, 2016, against Washington as a pinch hitter.

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