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Look out, boaters, when Brewers’ Christian Yelich, Pirates’ Josh Bell come to bat

Jerry DiPaola
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Pirates first baseman Josh Bell holds his All-Star jersey with Jake Seltman before a game against the Brewers Friday, July 5, 2019, at PNC Park.
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Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich watches his home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Before the Milwaukee Brewers met the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on Friday night, Christian Yelich took aim at the Allegheny River. Hitting off batting practice pitcher Pat Shine, Yelich was preparing for the Home Run Derby on Monday in Cleveland.

He thought his best shots would land harmlessly in the water, but he didn’t figure on the time-honored boaters’ tradition of parking not far from the rightfield stands. As it turned out, one of Yelich’s blasts broke a window of a parked boat.

The Pirates’ Josh Bell, who will join Yelich in the Home Run Derby, has hit two of the five home runs that landed in the water on the fly.

Yelich and Bell have three games this weekend at PNC Park in which they can work on their home run swings. Yelich leads the majors with 31 homers. Bell has hit 26.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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