Russell Martin helped A.J. Burnett to his first complete game of the season and provided a three-run homer. (Photo by: David Hague)
At long last, A.J. Burnett completed what he started. Nine innings, 110 pitches, wrapping up the Pirates' 5-1 series-winning victory over the Colorado Rockies all by himself.
Well, not all by himself. Moments after PNC Park erupted for Burnett finishing his first home win in three months, Burnett enveloped catcher Russell Martin in an embrace next to the pitcher's mound. The two men stood together again in success after their Yankees playoff run two years ago.
"[Russell's] more important than anybody. He's back there with me every pitch," Burnett said. "Any time you get a thought or you get distracted, all you got to do is look in that mask and you se...
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