Taillon pitches 3-hit ball for 8 innings, Pirates top Padres

Taillon (3-2) struck out four and walked two

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Rookie Jameson Taillon pitched three-hit ball for eight innings, David Freese drove in two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Thursday.

Taillon (3-2) struck out four and walked two. The Pirates helped him with two double plays.

Neftali Feliz got two outs in the ninth, and also gave up a single and a walk. Tony Watson posted his fourth save by striking out Jabari Blash.

Josh Harrison hit a leadoff double in the first off Christian Friedrich (4-8) and scored on Freese’s single.

Freese hit an RBI double in the third and scored on a single by Gregory Polanco.

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