For the second consecutive night, the Pirates power-stroke carried them to victory against the Washington Nationals, pounding three home runs off of Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

Scherzer had dominated the Pirates in his last two starts going back to last season, throwing a combined 17 innings, four hits, zero runs and 24 strikeouts, including the no-hitter he threw in June. He breezed through the first inning, striking out two batters along the way, and it looked like the Pirates were in for another long evening.

Leave it to Jung-Ho Kang to get the Pirates going in the second inning, though, when he lined a single into centerfield, and may have reminded everyone that Scherzer was in fact still human.

“We didn’t get a hit for eleven straight innings off of him. One hit, we were chee...

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