Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Tanner Anderson earned his first major league win in relief during the Bucs’ dramatic 10th-inning comeback victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on July 15.
Anderson played on the 2013 championship winning Youse’s Maryland Orioles of Baltimore team.
Ironically, Anderson had to catch the entire tournament even though he is a pitcher who hadn’t caught in years back then. Baltimore’s regular catchers were unavailable due to injury.
In his major league first win, Anderson allowed the Brewers one run in the top of the 10th, but for a second straight inning, the Pirates bats were clutch and Josh Bell drove a game-winning, two-run double through the pouring rain in a 7-6 victory.
Pittsburgh swept Milwaukee in a five-game series heading into the all-star break.
The Tribune-Democrat link to a 2017 story about Anderson’s ties to the AAABA Tournament when he was pitching for the Class AA Altoona Curve follows: