Resop picked up his second career save in the wild win. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates

Sometimes the game of baseball can surprise you. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered game action just 3.0 games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. Despite a team average of just .223, which is ranked No. 29 in the Majors this season, the bats have started to heat up over their last 10 games. The pitching has held the club near the top of the standings this season, but it was both that picked each other up on Thursday.

It was a battle from both clubs throughout the game. But two key hits came up big in extra innings in the 5-4 win at Great American Ballpark.

After trailing the Reds by one run, the Bucs were finally able to get a run on the board in the fourth. The...

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