The Pittsburgh Pirates took a 4-3 lead after getting down 3-1 early in the ballgame, but the Minnesota Twins charged back and it was designated hitter Tyler Austin who led the comeback with a mammoth solo home run in the top of the sixth inning. Take a look:
Down 0-2 in the count, Pirates hurler Jordan Lyles left a meatball up in the zone and Austin obliterated the ball into the left field seats.
Also, I predict Tyler Austin has a break out year, if they can find a damn place for him to play! (JD) #twins— Rain Delay Theater Podcast (@RainDelayPod) March 12, 2019
That was Austin's first long ball and fourth RBI of the spring. The Twins first baseman/designated hitter is hitting .414 with a 1.000 OPS over nine games.
Austin showed off his power with the Twins last year, belting nine homers in 35 games, after he was traded by the New York Yankees. One thing he's been known for is his power, and if he can get 500-plus at-bats, Minnesota has a young, emerging slugger on their hands.