Braves' Christian Bethancourt walks off for first big-league homer

Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt is valued mostly for his defensive skills, but Saturday night it was his bat that spoke loudest.Bethancourt hit Vance Worley's first pitch of the ninth inning just inside the right-field foul pole for his first major-league home run, giving the Braves a 5-4 walk-off win over the Pirates. MORE: Injured Fenway fan expected to survive | Michael Keaton confronts Braves fan over heckling First major league HR? WALK. IT. OFF Chri

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stian Bethancourt! #PITvsATL pic.twitter.com/d0MZ3HJIT0— FOX Sports: (@ONFOX) June 7, 2015The home run capped a 3-for-4, two-RBI night for Bethancourt, who has struggled mightily at the plate this season in a part-time role but is seen by many as the team's catcher of the future.Christian Bethancourt became the first #Braves player whose first HR was a walk off since Mark DeRosa (7/21/01 vs Graeme Lloyd)— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) June 7, 2015Bethancourt's three hits raised his average to .205 on the season. His home run shifted the focus off another blown lead from the Braves bullpen and provided a happy ending on what could've been another frustrating night for the team.

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