PITTSBURGH — When you think about Ji Hwan Bae, power might not be the first attribute that comes to mind, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hit one over the fence.
Bae connected on a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give him his first-career walk-off hit and it gave the Pirates a 7-4 win over the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros.
“When there’s pressure, I feel like I’m more concentrated,” Bae said on his game-winning home run.
Bae didn’t let the pressure get to him in the biggest spot of the game. The Pirates’ second baseman had two strikes against one of the better closers in the league in Ryan Pressly and ensured he put himself into a good position to deliver.