Braves skid hits 18, two shy of record

Despite racking up 12 hits against Pittsburgh starter Adam Wainwright, the Boston Braves suffered a 9-2 defeat that extended their losing streak to 18 games.

Chase Anderson allowed five runs in three innings on five hits, including a pair of solo homers by Justin Upton and a two-run shot by Anthony Rendon.

With the loss, Boston fell to 19-66 and is on pace to go 36-126 – which would give the Braves 260 losses over the past two seasons.

The 18-game skid is the longest in PGBL history since Pittsburgh dropped 20 in a row from Aug. 11-Sept. 1, 2005.