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Pirates rookie Moroff beats Central-leading Brewers in 10th

Max Moroff was an unlikely candidate to come through in extra innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. None of his six career hits had been walk-offs, and he was hitting just .115 in 52 at-bats

The 24-year-old rookie picked the right time for knock No. 7, lofting an RBI single to center in the 10th inning to pull the Pirates closer to the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

Moroff entered the game as a pinch runner in the ninth and scored the tying run, then turned around and drove in the winner on his first at-bat in the 10th.

"I was ready to hit from pitch one," he said. "It ended up going to 2-1 and I ended up...

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