Pittsburgh Pirates

Carlos Santana's 3-run HR stays fair as Cleveland Indians beat Pirates, 6-3, in 10 innings


CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On Tuesday night, Carlos Santana turned back the clock and did his best imitation of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series between Boston and Cincinnati.


In that game Fisk hit a game-winning home run down the left field line at Fenway Park in the 12th inning.


Santana did the same in the 10th inning as he hit a three-run homer high over the left field foul pole at PNC Park to give the Indians a 6-3 win over the Pirates.


At one point he started back to the plate, thinking it was foul, but when the umpire signaled home run he trotted around the bases as Cesar Hernandez and Francisco Lindor scored in front of him to break a 3-3 tie.


Lefty Oliver Perez relieved and struck out Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds to stand Bell and keep the score tied.


Perez started a nice run by the bullpen as Cam Hill, Phil Maton, James Karinchak and Wittgren held the Pirates scoreless through the ninth.






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