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Lucas Duda's fifth-inning home run was calculated at 447 feet, the second-longest home run at PNC Park this season. Players from New York teams have the two longest home runs hit at Pittsburgh in 2017; the Yankees' Aaron Judge had a 460-footer April 22. The longest by a Pirates player is John Jaso's 430-footer on May 18.

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Holliday gives Yankees lead with 2-run blast (0:32)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Hall of Famer & former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, who died Fri. at 85, said in our Cooperstown interviews that neither Pete Rose nor any PEDs user should be inducted in the Hall, but that union head Marvin Miller ("he did more for changing the game than any other person") & Yankees owner George Steinbrenner should be in. "The Boss," Bunning said, was even "smart" in death: "He died in a year, 2010, that there is no estate tax...his estate could have been hit with $500 million in 2009 or $600 million in 2011."

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Judge, Carter collide in foul territory (0:35)
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Castro, Judge play tip drill to perfection (0:32)

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Masahiro Tanaka (5-4) allowed one run on five hits while striking out a career-high 13 in 7.1 innings during the Yankees' 4-1 loss to the A's on Friday.

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Tanaka strikes out a career-high 13 (0:23)
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Vogt connects on two-run homer (0:30)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Just like that, Masahiro Tanaka looks like he's fixed whatever was ailing him. Tonight, he threw 38 two-strike pitches, 20 of them splitters outside of the strike zone, and he got 12 swings resulting in five of his 13 total strikeouts on them. Every single one of those numbers represented a season high for him. It's like a totally different version of Tanaka showed up tonight, so hey, get him back in there and hope it lasts.

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Mets 2B Neil Walker hit 42 home runs at PNC Park when he was with the Pirates (2009-15). His first two there since being traded to the Mets before last season came on Friday night off the Bucs' Chad Kuhl.

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Judge can't get foul ball, but gets high-five from fan (0:15)
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Walker hits 2 long balls in return to Pittsburgh (0:46)
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Cespedes (hamstring) begins rehab in minors

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who has been on the disabled list since April 28, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored as he began his minor league rehab assignment Friday for Class A St. Lucie.

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Jacob deGrom is 0-2 in his career against the Pirates. The only other NL team he has yet to win a game against is the Dodgers (also 0-2). It's tied for the most losses without a win vs any team in his career.

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The Mets purchased the contract of P Tyler Pill from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday and optioned P Rafael Montero in a corresponding roster move. New York also transferred P Seth Lugo (partial UCL tear) from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.

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Yankees C Gary Sanchez (rest) is not in Friday's lineup vs. the Athletics. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and bat ninth against Sean Manaea.

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