For Trey Mancini, one home run wasn’t enough.
The winning homer wasn’t Mancini’s only heroic moment of the night. He initially entered the game as a pinch hitter with two outs in the ninth inning, and once there were two strikes, well, this happened:
It was the second straight night that Pittsburgh coughed up a ninth-inning lead to the Orioles. And just like Tuesday’s game, the tying blow came on a two-run homer.
The Sporting News’ Ryan M. Spaeder points out that it’s only the third time a pinch hitter has both tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, and later hit a walk-off in a regular-season game. The other two were Brian McCann (2011) and Jeff Heath (1949).