If you’re scoring at home …

So what was the unlikeliest thing about the walk-off homer that gave the Pirates a 4-3 win Tuesday night?

That Josh Harrison hit it?

No — that a Marlins pitcher gave it up. The Miami staff had been riding the Majors’ longest streak since 1998 of not allowing a homer — 13 straight games, since Todd Helton went yard on Jose Fernandez in the second inning on July 23 in Denver. ..

The Pirates know all about keeping it in the yard: They’ve allowed four homers at home in the last 24 games and 227 innings. …

Gotta love Andrew McCutchen making perhaps his best catch of the season — that diving grab of Adeiny Hechevarria’s liner in the seventh — then saying, “I feel like I made it look fairly easy.” … 

I wish Jeff Karstens, who has such a bond with Pittsburgh fans, could be a part of this. He wishes, too: “It’s killing me to have to watch this, but it’s still fun.” … 

Since a five-game stretch in which they fanned 62 times, the Bucs have cut down their whiffs to an average of six in their last nine games. … 

Manager Clint Hurdle didn’t use the words “Magic” or “Destiny,” but he came close after Tuesday’s game.

McCutchen makes a flying catch to avert disaster … Jeff Mathis’ drive into the right-field corner later in the seventh with the bases loaded barely curves foul, missing the line by five inches … the Bucs flop in a bases-loaded, none out situation in the eighth and live to tell about it.

“Those are little things that make you go, ‘Yeah, something’s going on,'” Hurdle said. … 

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