Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano hit his first career home run in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the second, Liriano took a high fastball from Dodgers pitcher Mat Latos and sliced it down the line the other way. The ball carried just over the fence in the leftfield corner.
The home run gave the Pirates a 4–2 lead, though Los Angeles tied the game in the top of the next inning when Liriano allowed a home run to Enrique Hernandez.
It took 149 at-bats for Liriano to hit his first career home run and he was batting .075 before the dinger.
- Dan Gartland