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Pirates win in 16 innings

April 3, 2014
The Altoona Mirror

PITTSBURGH -- For the second day game in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates walked off with a victory. And for the second straight game, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva took the loss.

On Monday, Neil Walker hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning off Villanueva, and on Wednesday, Tony Sanchez delivered an RBI single with one out in the 16th off Vaillanueva to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Cubs.

Emilio Bonifacio had five hits for Chicago.

The contest was the longest game ever played in Pittsburgh, lasting 5 hours 55 minutes.

In the 16th, Pittsburgh had a runner at first and one out when Starling Marte singled, advancing the runner to third. Sanchez then lined a single to left.

Chicago had taken a 3-2 lead in the 12th inning on Anthony Rizzo's leadoff home run. That did not last long as the Pirates rallied against Jose Veras, tying the game on Marte's RBI single.

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