Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell hits a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Andrew Knapp. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
PHILADELPHIA -- Josh Bell didn't let a defensive miscue get him down. He just made up for it with his bat.
After Bell's homer made it 2-1, two batters later Polanco lined starter Jeremy Hellickson's changeup into the seats in right to give the Pirates a two-run lead. Bell later broke a 3-all tie in the eighth with a double off Joaquin Benoit (1-3) that scored the go-ahead run.
Altherr tied it at 3 in the seventh with a two-run single. However, he was thrown out at second base trying to stretch the single into a double. It was the second time that happened to Altherr and the third time to a Phillie in the game. Odubel Herrera was caught trying to reach second right after Altherr in the second inning.
"If those were closer plays, it wouldn't have been a big deal," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "But when you're out by that much, I think they should've shut it down."
Left fielder Jose Osuna got an assist on all three plays. The last time the Pirates had three assists by an outfielder was 1991 when Cecil Espy did it.
The game was delayed 47 minutes at the start by rain and was played under a persistent drizzle for most of the night.
A crowd of 33,059 sat through the weather in anticipation of postgame fireworks. Whether by accident or not, some fireworks were shot off with one out in the top of the seventh causing reliever Pat Neshek to step off the mound until they were finished.
Hellickson allowed three runs and five hits with four strikeouts and no walks in six innings in what could have been one of his last starts for the Phillies before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Despite six hits and three walks, the Phillies didn't leave any runners on base. According to the Phillies, it was just the 16th time since at least 1913 that has occurred.
Pittsburgh's relievers pitched 11 scoreless innings in the four-game series, allowing five hits with 13 strikeouts and three walks.
Pirates: Bell was drilled in the lower back on Altherr's throw from right field as he was sliding into second in the eighth inning. After some assistance from the trainer, he remained in the game and said afterward he was fine.
Phillies: Rookie OF Nick Williamswas not in the lineup a day after crashing hard into the wall in right field, but he lined out to left field as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.
Pirates: Pittsburgh opens a three-game series at the Cubs on Friday. RHP Trevor Williams (3-3, 4.67) pitches for the Pirates against RHP Eddie Butler (4-3, 4.18). Williams is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in three appearances, including one start, against the Cubs this season.
Phillies: Philadelphia opens a three-game home set against San Diego on Friday night with RHP Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.85) facing Padres LHP Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.85).