Technically, Pedro Alvarez‘s home run didn’t make it to the Allegheny River because it landed on a boat docked right outside the stadium. Nonetheless, on a night that has seen 23 home runs thus far, this one was a jaw-dropper.
The Pirates first basemen turned on a 2-0 pitch from Ricky Nolasco in the bottom of the 4th inning for his 7th home run of the year. The Pirates announced Alvarez’s homer traveled 446 feet according to Statcast. This marks the 36th time since the ball park opened in 2001 that a ball has been hit into the river, but only the third time a batter has made it to the Allegheny on the fly.
Pittsburgh would end up losing the game 8-5.