More offensive struggles, 2 JJ Bleday homers doom Pirates in 2nd straight loss to A’s

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The Pittsburgh Pirates had more than double the hits and exactly double the runs Tuesday night compared to the night before.

They still lost, 5-2, guaranteeing a series loss to the A’s in Oakland.

The Pirates drew first blood right away, taking a 1-0 lead on a Connor Joe home run in the first inning. Joe finished the game with a pair of hits.


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