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Yelich, Shaw homer in big 2nd inning vs. Bucs

September 23, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw hit a projected 864 feet worth of home runs in the second inning as the Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a 6-0 lead over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.With two men on base, Yelich hit his 32nd home run of the

PITTSBURGH -- Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw hit a projected 864 feet worth of home runs in the second inning as the Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a 6-0 lead over the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.
With two men on base, Yelich hit his 32nd home run of the season a projected 439 feet, landing in the final row of PNC Park's right-center-field seats. It was the second-longest home run of the season for Yelich, who also leads the National League in batting average and is an NL Most Valuable Player candidate.
Two batters later, Shaw drove one out of the ballpark over the right-field seats and toward the Allegheny River. It was Shaw's 31st long ball of 2018.
The Brewers, who hit four home runs against the Pirates on Friday, have hit 205 home runs in 2018 as of Shaw's blast, the second-most in the NL.
Both homers came against Pirates starter Nick Kingham, who was chased after 1 1/3 innings and six runs allowed (five earned).
Milwaukee also scored a run in the first inning, when Kingham hit Mike Moustakas with a pitch with the bases loaded, and added one in the third, when Curtis Granderson scored on a wild pitch.

Alan Saunders is a contributor to MLB.com based in Pittsburgh.