3 Takeaways From The Pittsburgh Pirates Series Victory In D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 14: Pitcher Felipe Vazquez #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Francisco Cervelli #29 after a 4-3 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 14: Pitcher Felipe Vazquez #73 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Francisco Cervelli #29 after a 4-3 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 14: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Melky Cabrera #53 after scoring in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 14: Adam Frazier #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with Melky Cabrera #53 after scoring in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

This team continues to show their heart and fight

Friday night the Pirates scratched a run across the board in the top of the 8th inning to take a 3-2 lead. After the Nationals tied the game in the bottom of the 8th, the Bucs were able to win it in the 10th when a three-run rally was capped off by a pinch hit home run by Moran.

On Sunday, the Bucs rallied again late. With the game tied in the 9th inning Jason Martin came through with a go-ahead double that scored Bell. This gave the team a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish.

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The 2019 edition of the Pirates have been the battling Bucs thus far. A lot of the credit for this falls at the feet of manager Clint Hurdle and his coaching staff. Typically when a sports team is a group of fighters like this one has been it stems from the culture created by the coaching staff.

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