Josh Harrison hit his first career pinch-hit home run to keep the Pirates two games ahead in the NL Central. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Final batter Josh Harrison was the hero. Tapped to pinch-hit for the Pirates in the 9th inning of a tie game, Harrison turned on the third fastball he saw. The ball flew and flew just over the right-center-field fence to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday night.
"I was just watching [right fielder Giancarlo] Stanton's reaction. I knew he wasn't gonna catch it," Harrison said after team leader A.J. Burnett slapped him with a celebratory shaving-cream pie. "When it didn't come back in, I knew it was gone... Getting a walk-off hit is something that not everybody gets to do."
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