PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell and Gregory Polanco continued the Pirates’ late-season long ball parade on Tuesday, as they each contributed a home run in the Pirates’ 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Polanco hit a solo shot in the second inning and Bell contributed a two-run bomb in the third inning as the Pirates flipped an early deficit into a lead and never looked back.
Polanco’s home run was a laser beam, hit at 108 MPH and 22 degrees of launch angle seemingly straight into the glove of a young fan in the upper half of the seats above the Clemente Wall. It was Polanco’s first home run in over six weeks, and it was a good feeling to get a no-doubter right off the bat.
“That’s the best feeling ever,” Polanco said. “I hit and I knew. I was excited. I hadn’t hit one in...
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