The Pirates have been able to pull off the comeback win 24 times this season. It's been kind of the theme for the 2012 Bucs, battling back. Last year, the team was only able to pull off 36 over the entire season. So when Pedro Alvarez stepped to the plate after enduring a rain delay in the ninth inning with two runners on, one out, and a left-handed reliever on the mound, there was a glimpse of hope.
With one swing of the bat, Alvarez launched a three-run home run on the first pitch to the opposite field to tie the game. It marked his 18th of the season -- second to only Andrew McCutchen's 21. Moments like that make this year different.
But the team wasn't able to pull off the win as they lost a heartbreaker.
Jason Grilli took the bump in the bottom of the frame in the tie game. T...
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