The Pittsburgh Pirates had a wild finish to tonight's game. It started in the eighth inning when Mark Melancon came on to protect a one run lead. Melancon gave up a run on two hits for his third straight blown save. He got out of the inning with a 1-1 tie, sending it to the ninth inning. That's when Starling Marte came up huge with a solo home run to left field, bailing Melancon out and putting the Pirates back on top with the biggest #MartePartay of the year.

It wasn't over there. Tony Watson got the first out in the ninth, then Jason Grilli came on for the save. Grilli gave up a one out walk, then got a fielder's choice for the second out of the inning. Ryan Sweeney followed with a single to right-center. Marlon Byrd charged over to backhand the ball and make a throw to keep the runne...

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