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Curtis Granderson hits a river shot as Dodgers down Pirates, 5-2

Curtis Granderson hits a river shot as Dodgers down Pirates, 5-2

The brownish-green waters of the Allegheny River surge beneath a trio of bridges — one named after environmentalist Rachel Carson, another commemorating pop artist Andy Warhol and a third recognizing Pirates legend Roberto Clemente — as the backdrop at PNC Park.

The river was calm on Thursday afternoon, undisturbed until receiving a visitor sent by Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson in a 5-2 victory over the Pirates.

In his sixth game as a Dodger, Granderson hit his third home run for his new team. This one was a solo shot in the fourth inning against Pittsburgh starter Chad Kuhl. The blast cleared the stands in right field, bounced off the concrete concourse and splashed...

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