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Pittsburgh Pirates leftfielder Starling Marte helped keep Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants scorless by robbing Brandon Crawford of a home run. 

By SI Wire
August 22, 2015

Pittsburgh Pirates leftfielder Starling Marte helped keep Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants scoreless by robbing Brandon Crawford of a home run in the second inning. 

Pirates starter Gerrit Cole threw Crawford a 95 mph fastball over the plate and Crawford took it the other way to deep leftfield. According to MLB’s Statcast data, the ball traveled 388 feet and left the bat at 104 mph. 

Marte tracked the ball well and reached over the fence to bring it back into the park. 

On Friday night, Marte could only watch as Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner hit a long home run over his head. 

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- Dan Gartland

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