Pirates in multirun homer drought

Pirates in multirun homer drought

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates' streak of at-bats without hitting a multirun homer has reached 1,034 after the club was unable to break the pesky trend with a long ball on Friday night.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Pittsburgh owns the longest such streak since the 1984 Astros went 1,252 at-bats in between hitting a home run with a runner on base.

The last Pirates player to go deep with someone on was Delwyn Young, who connected for a two-run homer off Washington's Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning of a June 8 game. Pittsburgh has played 31 games and hit 16 solo homers since.

As a team, the Pirates rank 15th out of 16 National League teams with 59 homers this season.