Suwinski hits 3rd HR in bottom 9th, lifts Bucs over Giants

PITTSBURGH — Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants to avoid a three-game sweep.

The rookie drove a slider from Tyler Rogers to right for his second game-ending home run of the season after connecting for one June 4 against the Arizona Diamonbacks.

Suwinski is the first Pirates rookie to hit three homers in a game since Andrew McCutchen on Aug. 1, 2009.

The 23-year-old Suwinski took a sinker from starter Alex Cobb deep for a solo shot in the fourth before doing the same to Sam Long for a 3-2 lead in the sixth.