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Drew Sutton Adding a Spark to the Top of the Lineup

Drew Sutton Adding a Spark to the Top of the Lineup

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Since joining Pittsburgh, Drew Sutton has added a spark at the top of the Pirates lineup. The 28-year-old has had some memorable moments so far, too. Between hitting a walkoff home run -- his first long ball since August of 2010 and a moment that he said is the reason you play the game -- learning to flash the Zoltan "Z" on the fly, and the club pursuing interest not once, or twice, but three times this year in Sutton, he's been riding a hot bat for the Pirates since making his debut on June 26.

"Just trying to be comfortable," Sutton said. "Anytime you go into different situations, different clubhouses, different guys, you want to earn respect as soon as you get in. That kind of helps you ease into the transition of being around new guys, new players. Playing well is a big part of that. It helps earn a little bit of respect. It’s always interesting coming from one team to another, you never know how you might blend in or fit in. It’...

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