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Starling Marte’s Power Leads Pirates to Win Over the Braves

Starling Marte gave the Pirates a win with a walk off home run today. Photo Credit: David Hague
Starling Marte’s Power Leads Pirates to Win Over the Braves

PITTSBURGH — If the Pirates were going to sweep the Atlanta Braves at home for the first time since 1994, someone was going to have to find a way to get some hits off fantastic Braves starter Julio Teheran.

Starling Marte was the guy, as he came through with two hits and a run against Teheran, but the Pirates went into the eighth inning trailing by a pair. A three-inning see-saw comeback bid saw the Pirates go into the bottom of the 10th inning down a run. Marte then sent a pitch from Atlanta reliever Jose Ramirez into the visitor’s bullpen for a walk-off victory.

Marte finished the day 4 for 5 and of the Pirates’ hitters, he seems to be the one that has found his way into form the quickest. Through five games, he has a .381/.524/.417 line and leads the team with five RBIs.

The po...

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