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Martin pushes Pirates past Reds in resumed game

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Cincinnati Reds, 8-7, in the opener of a three-game set.

The game began on Monday and went into a lengthy rain delay in the seventh inning, and after close to two hours, umpires decided to postpone the game until Tuesday.

Prior to the postponement, the contest featured 10 home runs, a new record for Great American Ball Park and just two shy of the most for a single game in MLB history.

Included in those home runs were three back-to-back pairs for Pittsburgh. the first time that happened in a game since the Red Sox turned the trick on June 17, 1977.

Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez clubbed back-to-back shots to open the second and sixth innings, while Starling Marte and Travis Snider did it to start the fifth.

It's only the third time in MLB history that this has occurred, with the Reds also accomplishing the feat on Aug. 18, 1956.

Bryan Morris (2-0) got the win for tossing the sixth inning, while starter Wandy Rodriguez pitched five innings and gave up six runs on six hits for the Pirates, who were swept over three games by Milwaukee prior to this series.

Joey Votto, Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick each hit a two-run home run for the Reds, who have lost three of four. Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey gave up five runs on eight hits with nine strikeouts over five innings.

04/15 18:48:29 ET

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