Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang (27) watches his two-run home run off Nationals pitcher Koda Glover during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pinch-hitter Jayson Werth hit a tying two-run homer, Chris Heisey drove in the go-ahead run, and the Washington Nationals scored five runs off former teammate Felipe Rivero in the eighth inning to rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-7 on Sunday.
Clint Robinson added an RBI single and Pedro Severino drew a bases-loaded walk in the inning. Rivero (1-5) had allowed just four earned runs in his previous 25 innings since being traded to the Pirates.
Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run homer off Koda Glover to give the Pirates the lead in the bottom of the seventh, but Glover (3-0) got the win with the Nationals' offensive outburst the following half inning.
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Former Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 43rd save.