Russell Martin slides past catcher Devin Mesoraco to score the game-winning run in the 11th inning. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
When PNC Park was built in 2001 along the North Shore of the Allegheny River, the Pirates erected a sign on the right-field wall to track how many home runs the Bucs would hit into the river on the fly.
Twelve years later: 1.
After the Pirates (35-22) missed chances to score all weekend long, Garrett Jones left. No doubt. Jones ripped a slider from Cincinnati Reds' set-up man Jonathan Broxton inside and above the right-field foul pole, and the ball flew 463 feet to its watery grave. Tie game in the 8th inning and redemption for Jones after leaving two runners in scoring position his previous at-bat.
Garrett Jones took this pitch into the Allegheny Rive...
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