Pirates Win Home Opener Against Unbeaten Tigers

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates 2015 Home Opener

Some Penguins were in attendance:

It was in fact the largest regular season crowd in PNC Park history:

You can watch Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker be presented with the Silver Slugger awards HERE.

You can watch the players be introduced HERE.

Josh Harrison led off the game with a homer to give the Bucs and early lead.

With a 2-0 lead in the 7th, Garret Cole exited to a standing ovation, yet the bases were loaded with no outs. Jared Hughes forced the Tigers into a double play sacrificing only 1 run for 2 outs on the board.  A pop out then got the Pirates out of the inning still in the lead.

A #DayDro #ElToro bomb to begin the bottom of the 7th pushed the Pirates lead to 3-1.  Then Corey Hart came to the plate, pinch-hitting for Hughes.

BOOM! 5-1 Buccos

In the top of the 9th, the Mark Melancon gave up 3 consecutive extra base hits (including a home run) to make the score 5-4.



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