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McCutchen’s Homer Lifts Pirates Over Reds 6-5
Posted By Sam Greenberg On April 12, 2013 @ 11:40 PM In MLB | No Comments
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Friday night.
Cincinnati had just tied the score in the top of the seventh on Brandon Phillips’ second home run of the game, a two-run drive to center off Tony Watson (1-0).
The first four batters in Pittsburgh’s lineup — Starling Marte, Neil Walker, McCutchen and Garrett Jones — had two hits each as the Pirates totaled 12. They entered the game with a .153 batting average, worst in the major leagues, and had scored only 21 runs in their first nine games.
Walker and McCutchen hit consecutive two-run singles in the second to give Pittsburgh a 5-1 lead.
Source: Associated Press
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