Sunday, June 30, 2013

Video: Devin Mesoraco crushes game-winning home run in extras

On Saturday, the Reds needed a victory in the worst way possible against the Texas Rangers, after having gone all week without ending up on the smiling side of the scoreboard.

Well, thanks to a clutch home run by catcher Devin Mesoraco in extra innings, Cincinnati finally recorded an elusive win, 6-4, over the Rangers. However, the big knock almost didn't happen.

Watch as Mesoraco is originally tasked by manager Dusty Baker to bunt, but fails after fouling off a pitch to bring the count to 1-1. This is when Baker decides to let the youngster swing away and it paid dividends, as Mesoraco launched a high drive over the left field wall on the very next pitch.

It marked the fourth home run of the season for Mesoraco.

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