Vin Mazzaro threw five perfect innings in relief. (Photo by: David Hague)
What a way to close out the Pirates' most successful first half in four decades.
The Pirates' 2-1 win and home sweep of Milwaukee (32-48) featured 14 innings, five Brewers infielders, two chances for a walkoff walk and only one player left on the bench for either team.
Helped by a two-hour rain delay, the game ended six and a half hours after it began with last Pittsburgh (51-30) position player Russell Martin driving in Gaby Sanchez, who slid just ahead of a throw from Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez to wrap up the Pirates' 9th-straight win. Sanchez spoke in the clubhouse while sitting on the couch, knee wrapped up.
"This is enough for one," Sanchez said about his career-high 20 putouts at first base...
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