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VIDEO: Marlon Byrd homers in first career playoff at-bat

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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Despite having played in the majors for parts of 12 seasons, appearing in 1,250 games with 4,813 plate appearances, Marlon Byrd had never before appeared in a playoff game.

And he didn't waste any time making his mark. In his first career postseason plate appearance, Byrd electrified the already-rocking PNC Park crowd with a home run, putting the Pirates up, 1-0, in the second inning.

Here it is:

Russell Martin would homer later in the inning, giving the Pirates an early 2-0 advantage.

 
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