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Suwinski's 3 homers send Pirates to win

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Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

The rookie drove a slider from Tyler Rogers (0-3) to right for his second game ending home run of the season after connecting for one June 4 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Suwinski is the first Pirates rookie to hit three homers in a game since Andrew McCutchen on Aug. 1, 2009. Thairo Estrada homered off Pittsburgh closer David Bednar leading off the top of the ninth, tying the game at 3. Bednar (3-1) was working his second inning of relief and struck out two of the final three batters to end the ninth.

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• Jerar Encarnación had a spectacular major league debut with a go-ahead, seventh-inning grand slam for his first hit, lifting Miami over the New York Mets, 6-2.

• Juan Soto hit a threerun homer and Washington avoided a five-game sweep with a 9-3 victory over Philadelphia.

• Victor Caratini and Hunter Renfroe each hit two-run homers as Milwaukee got its fourth straight win, 6-3 over Cincinnati.

• Ian Anderson pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Matt Olson hit three doubles and Atlanta beat Chicago 6-0.

• San Diego star third baseman Manny Machado sprained his left ankle while taking a tumble running out a grounder and Colorado won, 8-3.

• Anthony Santander homered and pointed to his dad sitting in front of the press box as Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 2-1.

• Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs as Detroit beat Texas 7-3.

• Mike Trout homered for the fifth time in the fivegame series and Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle 4-0.

• Jared Koenig pitched into the sixth inning for his first career win, helping Oakland end an eight-game home losing streak with a 4-0 win over Kansas City.

• Rookie J.J. Matijevic homered for his first major league hit and Mauricio Dubón added a two-run shot to power Houston past the Chicago White Sox, 4-3.

• Nick Pivetta pitched seven dominant innings with 10 strikeouts, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and Boston beat St. Louis 6-4.

• Buddy Kennedy hit a grand slam for his first bigleague homer, Christian Walker added two solo shots and Arizona beat Minnesota 7-1.

• Andrés Giménez drove in the go-ahead runwith the bases-loaded in the ninth inning, Oscar Gonzalez hit his first major league homer, and Cleveland beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3.


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