Pirates Cap Incredible End to MLB First Half

In two straight games, the Pirates defeated the Cardinals in extra inning walkoff games.

The MLB season opened with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the first half of the season wrapped up with them. However, the past two games for the Cardinals have been heartbreakers, having faced their division rival Pirates. Both games have gone to extra innings, and both have ended in a Pirates come from behind walkoff victory.

 

On Saturday, St. Louis led by two in the 8th, one in the 10th, and one in the 14th, all before the Pirates mounted comebacks and scored a two-run homerun off the bat of Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen. Then, last night, after tying the game in the 8th, the Cardinals struck early in extra innings, scoring two runs in the 10th. With All-Star closer Trevor Rosenthal on the mound, the game seemed all but locked up. With a man on second and two outs, the Pirates singled three straight times to tie up the game. A walk loaded the bases, and Gregory Polanco drove in the winning run on a single. What a great ending to the first half.

Watch the two walkoff hits below:



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