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Freese, Moran, Bell strike with precision


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Colin Moran scores the winning run. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

As a heavy downpour fell late Sunday afternoon, a bolt of lightning flashed through the skies above PNC Park.

At that precise moment, Josh Bell struck Dan Jennings' 89.4-mph four-seam fastball, absolutely crushing a line drive, sending it through the raindrops and deep into center field and, most importantly, over the head of Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain.

Later, Clint Hurdle would comment that it was like something straight out of "The Natural."

Which it was. Except in Hollywood movies, Bell might have homered. And if he didn't, the winning run would have been scored by someone other than the slowest position player on the team, including the catcher.

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