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Pittsburgh 1B Garrett Jones becomes the first Pirate to hit a home run into the Allegheny River on the fly on Sunday.  And it’s the first blast in over a decade to do so.  The shot almost took out two oblivious cyclists on the descent.  Watch the towering blast courtesy of MLB.com: Your browser does not support iframes. The only other player to clear all dry land on a blast was Houston Astros OF Daryle Ward over a decade ago in 2002. It was a key shot in the game, tying it up 4-4 in the bottom of the 8th before the Pirates walked off in the 11th with a decisive run to win, 5-4 against division rival Cincinnati Reds.  This comes a few weeks after Pedro Alvarez hit one into the river on a bounce.  The Pirates are winning a lot of games these days, quietly tied for 2nd most wins in baseball. -David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post VIDEO: Garrett Jones hits ball into Allegheny River on the fly appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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