Starling Marte hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 13th inning, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates past Oakland 5-3 on Sunday after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the inning.

Cole Tucker started Pittsburgh’s comeback with a one-out single off Fernando Rodney (0-2). Jung Ho Kang walked and Adam Frazier drove in Tucker with a single before Marte drilled a ball out to center.

Tyler Lyons (1-0) got the win despite struggling in his Pirates debut. After pitching a 1-2-3 12th, he walked the first two batters in the 13th and allowed an RBI single to Kendrys Morales and a run-scoring double to Stephen Piscotty before getting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit to hit into an inning-ending double play.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte, right, rounds first base behind Oakland Athletics Kendrys Morales (12) after hitting a three-run walk-off home run off Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Rodney in the 13th inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Pirates won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte, right, rounds first base behind Oakland Athletics Kendrys Morales (12) after hitting a three-run walk-off home run off Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Rodney in the 13th inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Pirates won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A’s slugger Khris Davis, last year’s major league home run leader, left in the second inning with a left hip bruise after crashing into the left field wall chasing a popup.

The Pirates improved to 6-2 in extra-inning games and 6-1 in interleague play. They are above .500 at 16-15 for the first time since April 25.

Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles gave up one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings. Lyles looked more like the pitcher that began the season tossing 11 scoreless innings in his first two home starts and less like the one holding a 6.00 ERA over his previous two outings.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell (55) scores after tagging up at third on a sacrifice to right field by Colin Moran off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell (55) scores after tagging up at third on a sacrifice to right field by Colin Moran off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The teams were tied 1-1 going into extras. Pittsburgh got on the board in the second when Josh Bell doubled and scored on Colin Moran’s sacrifice fly. A’s pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman tied it in the seventh with a single.

Lyles faced a jam in the fifth after he walked three consecutive batters with two outs but forced Ramon Laureano to ground into a forceout at second.

The Pirates had a golden opportunity with runners on first and third with zero outs in the sixth but couldn’t capitalize as Gregory Polanco flied out, Bell struck out and Melky Cabrera lined out to end the inning.

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) reaches into the left field stands to catch a foul ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Adam Frazier during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) reaches into the left field stands to catch a foul ball by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Adam Frazier during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Oakland starter Frankie Montas allowed a run and five hits over six innings. He struck out five while lowering his ERA to 2.75.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pirates: Keone Kela was not available to pitch after exiting Saturday’s game with right shoulder tightness. General manager Neal Huntington said Kela will be evaluated Monday.

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jordan Lyles delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jordan Lyles delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

UP NEXT

Athletics: The A’s return home for a three-game series against Cincinnati on Tuesday, where Mike Fiers (2-3, 6.81) will take the mound coming off a solid seven-inning outing against Toronto on April 26.

Pirates: Steven Brault will get the start Tuesday against Texas in place of Jameson Taillion, who was ruled out for a month Saturday with an elbow flexor tendon strain. This season, Brault has an 8.31 ERA with 11 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings of work out of the bullpen.

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte, right, rounds first base after hitting a three-run walk-off home run off Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Rodney in the 13th inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Pirates won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte, right, rounds first base after hitting a three-run walk-off home run off Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Rodney in the 13th inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Pirates won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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