The Pirates pitched their 9th shutout of the season, and second 11-inning shutout against the Tigers, and Russell Martin hit a walkoff single off the wall to beat Detroit 1-0 Thursday night.
Russell Martin hit the walkoff single in the 11th, his second walkoff in two weeks. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Russell Martin smacked a fastball 400 feet to the North Shore Notch to score Neil Walker and the game's only run. Walker had been held at third base with no outs on Gaby Sanchez's single to left the previous at-bat.
"Obviously he probably wanted it in a different spot," Martin said about his walkoff winner. "Off the bat, it felt good."
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