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McCutchen Showing Signs of Sparking on Offense

McCutchen Showing Signs of Sparking on Offense

Despite the offensive struggles from the Pirates over the past several weeks, Andrew McCutchen looks like he's getting back on track. And the team needs him to do so. Pittsburgh has lost 21 of their past 30 games, which includes a four game losing streak after Cincinnati walked off in extras on Monday night.

But in that game, Andrew McCutchen finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two walks (one intentional). McCutchen's 26th dinger of the season led off the fourth inning. The center fielder took an 0-1 fastball from the Reds' starter Mat Latos and lasered it to the seats in left field. It marked McCutchen's second long ball in as many days.

McCutchen has been showing signs of getting back to his All-Star self at the plate. He picked up a four hit night against Houston last Tuesday night, and after the game, Manager Clint Hurdle said it was good to see him do so.

"I think that’s always going to be a good sign for Andrew when you see the ball hit to the big part of the park, righ...

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