The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally for a 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Jose Osuna drove in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds added a solo homer for the Pirates, who have won consecutive games for the first time since July 6-7 against Milwaukee.
Justin Upton had three RBIs and Shohei Ohtani added two for the Angels, who have lost 10 of their past 12. Albert Pujols moved into a tie for 15th place in career hits with an RBI single in the first inning.
Trevor Williams (5-5) allowed five runs in five innings. He was tagged for three runs in the first inning, but responded to take some pressure off Pittsburgh’s bullpen and get back to .500 on the season.
The Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning off Taylor Cole (2-4), starting when Bell slugged a two-run shot to center that tied the game at 5. The Pirates took a 6-5 lead on Osuna’s double to left that scored Colin Moran, and Pablo Reyes drove in another run to make it 7-5.
Bell’s 31st homer of the season continued a recent longball flurry with his fourth homer in the past three games. He is also one away from tying Bobby Bonilla’s 1990 team record for homers by a switch-hitter in a season at 32.
After falling behind 4-0 on Ohtani’s RBI triple in the second inning, the Pirates started their comeback in the third, when Bell dropped a bloop single into left field to get Pittsburgh on the board and start a three-run rally.
Pittsburgh went up 8-5 on Osuna’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, and they made it 10-5 in the seventh on an RBI double by Adam Frazier and Reynolds’ solo homer.
Pujols tied Adrian Beltre (3,166) in career hits with his single up the middle to drive in a run as part of a three-run first inning for the Angels, with Ohtani and Upton picking up the other RBIs.