Pirates drub Tigers on one-hit combined shutout

Rich Hill tossed six scoreless innings, Austin Hedges drove in three runs and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.Hill (4-3) allowed just an infield hit to Matt Vierling and two walks while striking out seven. The Pirates used three relievers to finish off the one-hit shutout.Rodolfo Castro homered and drove in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds contributed three hits and scored twice. Andrew McCutchen and Connor Joe each added two hits, a run and an RBI. Pittsburgh won for just the third time in 15 games.Detroit manager A.J. Hinch was ejected by home plate umpire Nic Lentz for arguing balls and strikes during the fourth inning. The ejection came after Eric Haase struck out looking.Tigers starter Eduardo Rodriguez, who had allowed just two runs in his previous six starts, gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead in the second. Joe led off with a single and Castro walked. After a fielder’s choice and a strikeout, Hedges hit a long fly ball to right center. It glanced off center fielder Vierling’s glove as both runners scored.That ended a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings by Rodriguez.After giving up a leadoff single to Vierling in the first, Hill recorded five consecutive strikeouts. Detroit didn’t have another baserunner until Vierling walked with two out in the third.