Manny Pina slapped his right hand against his chest as he rounded the bases. He pointed into the stands as he headed to a dugout full of happy Milwaukee Brewers.
Somewhere among the delirious fans at Miller Park, his wife watched with pride. Pina's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning capped the Brewers' comeback from a six-run deficit for an 11-9 win Sunday over the New York Mets.
Pina spoke to his mother in Venezuela by phone after the game. She screamed with joy.
"This is my [biggest] hit that I've hit in my career, so when I hit the ball — wow, everything came into my mind, Mother's Day," Pina said.
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