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Cutch's First Career Dinger Paces Pirates Offense

Cutch's First Career Dinger Paces Pirates Offense

Andrew McCutchen, Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche each homered and drove in a pair of runs as Ian Snell won for just the second time all year.
McCutchen hit a two run homer in the third. After Joe Crede's two RBI knock tied the score in the home half of the fourth, Andy LaRoche hit a two run blast in the fourth to give the Priates the lead for goo.
Adam LaRoche added a solo dinger and an sac fly later in the game and Robinzon Diaz drove in two with a double.
Snell went six innings. He gave up five hits, three walks and two runs. Francisco Liriano was touched for four runs on eight hits in seven innings. John Grabow pitched two innings and Steven Jackson mopped up.
The Good
Happy with Snell's outing and would glady take more.
The brothers LaRoche share for the active roster lead in RBI
The Bad
Delwyn Young only had one hit. He is clearly slumping.
The Rest
This was Snell's second win of the year. Win #2 last year came on 4/12 of 2008. But his third win of 2008 didn't come unti...

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