Bae Ji-hwan (24-Pittsburgh Pirates) returned to the starting lineup and added a hit and a stolen base.

Bae went 1-for-5 with a walk, a hit, a stolen base, and a strikeout as the Pirates batted first and second against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His batting average dropped slightly on the season, from .240 to .239.

Bae returned to the starting lineup in the leadoff spot after playing catcher against the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 31. Bae struggled against St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson. After hitting a first-pitch sinker in the first inning and retiring on a grounder to third base, Bae stepped up to the plate for the second time in the second inning with runners in scoring position.

With a 2-0 count, Bae took advantage of Hudson’s three-pitch slider, but his 106.3-mile-per-hour (171.1 kilometers per hour) hard grounder was caught by second baseman Tommy Edmon for a double play.

Facing Hudson again with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Bae hit a four-seam fastball on a 1-2 pitch count, but this time it was retired on a grounder to shortstop.

After recording just three ground balls against Hudson, Bae faced Ryan Helmsley in the top of the eighth with the bases loaded. Bae battled through 10 pitches, but was unable to get a swinging strike on the 10th pitch, a body cutter.

With the score tied 1-1 in the ninth, Bae stepped up to the plate once again in the 10th inning. With Pittsburgh leading 3-1 in the top of the 10th, Bae hit a five-pitch outside slider from JoJo Romero for an infield single. Bae then stole second base for his 22nd stolen base of the season.토토사이트

Pittsburgh scored three runs in the top of the 10th to win 4-2 and extend its winning streak to four games.

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