Pirates All-Stars Head to Cincinnati in Style

Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett, Mark Melancon and Andrew McCutchen made sure to share the experience on social media.

The Pittsburgh Pirates' four representatives in this year's All-Star game flew in style to Cincinnati Sunday night after one of the most thrilling regular-season weekends in the city's baseball history. 

Right-handed pitchers Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett, Mark Melancon and center fielder Andrew McCutchen, along with members of their families, boarded a private jet just hours after the Pirates took three-out-of-four from the first place Cardinals. 

Saturday's epic contest, which lasted 14 innings, ended with McCutchen's walk-on, 2-run homer to dead center. Sunday was just as thrilling, when Gregory Polanco smacked a walk-on single to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Bucs a 6-5 win.

From the All-Star's tweets and posts on Instagram, it appeared to be a boisterous, joyous flight to Cincinnati. 

 

 

A photo posted by Mark Melancon (@mark_melancon_) on

 

 

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