Chris Carter hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth as the Yankees rallied for an 11-5 victory over the Pirates Saturday in Pittsburgh. >> Box score
The Yankees were trailing 3-0 in the sixth against Jameson Tallion when Starlin Castro tied it with a one-out, three-run homer that scored Jacoby Ellsbury (infield single) and Aaron Hicks (walk).
Tallion left after walking Aaron Judge. Pittsburgh reliever Juan Nicasio hit Greg Bird, and, after allowing a single to Austin Romine to load the bases, gave up a two-run double to Ronald Torreyes.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda allowed five hits in five innings, but two were home runs, to Andrew McCutchen in the first and David Freese in the fourth. McCutchen added another RBI on a sac fly in the fifth.
The Pirates rallied in the sixth to tie the game. Yankees reliever Jonathan Holder got two outs before giving up a double to former Yankee Francisco Cervelli and an RBI single to Jordy Mercer. Tyler Clippard came on and hit Jose Osuna before giving up the tying single to Adam Mercer.
The Yankees pulled away for good in the eighth inning, tacking on a combined six runs in the eight and ninth inning.
The Yankees wrap up their series with the Pirates Sunday in Pittsburgh at 1:35 p.m.