Tigers hit 4 homers in 1st inning, drill Pirates 11-5

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Detroit sent four of Derek Holland’s first 11 pitches over the fence at PNC Park to propel the Tigers to another big offensive outburst

Detroit Tigers' Grayson Greiner is hit by the throw to Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Colin Moran from catcher Jacob Stallings as he tries to get to first after a dropped third strike in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Greiner was called out. The Tigers won 11-5.

Detroit Tigers’ Grayson Greiner is hit by the throw to Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Colin Moran from catcher Jacob Stallings as he tries to get to first after a dropped third strike in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Greiner was called out. The Tigers won 11-5. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario all homered in the first inning and the Detroit Tigers drilled the Pittsurgh Pirates 11-5.

Detroit sent four of Derek Holland’s first 11 pitches over the fence at PNC Park to propel the Tigers to another big offensive outburst against reeling Pittsburgh.

Detroit beat the Pirates 17-13 in 11 innings Friday night.

Nine of the Tigers’ 16 hits Saturday went for extra bases. Their four homers in the first marked the first time they’d gone deep four times in the same inning since they did it on June 1, 2013, against Baltimore.

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