Deadlocked Pirates Game Suspended Until Tuesday

April 15, 2014
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A Monday night game in Cincinnati in which ten home runs were hit in six innings will be resumed on Tuesday, preceding a regularly scheduled game, with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds deadlocked at 7-7.

The Pirates had slammed six solo homers, one shy of the team record.  The Reds belted four round-trippers, including a game-tying shot by Punxsutawney’s Devin Mesoraco just before the contest was halted after six full innings.

The Pirates knocked out back-to-back home runs on three different occasions, only the third time that has happened in Major League history.  Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez went back-to-back twice, becoming the only Pirates to turn the trick in one game other than Toby Atwell and Jerry Lynch in 1954.  Starling Marte and Travis Snider also hit back-to-back shots.  Andrew McCutchen drove in another Pittsburgh run with a single that followed Marte’s first-inning leadoff double.

Joey Votto, Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier also homered for Cincinnati.  The ten combined round-trippers were a single-game record for 12 year-old Great American Ball Park.

The game will be resumed Tuesday at 5:30 PM.

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