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Gregory Polanco Does It All in Pirates Win Over Brewers

Gregory Polanco had four hits tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague
Gregory Polanco Does It All in Pirates Win Over Brewers

PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco had a career night on Tuesday, going 4 for 4 with two doubles, two runs, an RBI, and a crucial outfield assist in the Pirates’ 4-2 win over the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.

It almost didn’t happen because of something that occurred three days prior.

Friday night, Polanco had one really bad trip around the bases.

Polanco jogged out of the box on a well-struck ball to left-center, thinking that he had hit an easy home run. The ball ended up caroming off the top of the fence for what would have likely been an easy triple if Polanco had been running out of the box. Instead he had to settle for a double and it got worse from there, as he advanced to third and then promptly got picked off by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina by retreating to the ba...

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