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Pirates Continue Strong Hitting Against Lefties in 6-3 Win Against the Tigers

Andrew McCutchen hit his 23rd homer of the season tonight. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Continue Strong Hitting Against Lefties in 6-3 Win Against the Tigers

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates stacked nine right-handed hitters against Detroit Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd on Tuesday night.

They used all nine of them to put up six runs against the Tigers’ starter in a 6-3 victory as the Pirates swept the home half of a four-game, home-and-home series.

Five different Pirates scored runs and four different Pirates drove in runs, from leadoff hitter Starling Marte (1-for-3, RBI), all the way down to starting pitcher Chad Kuhl (1-2, 2 RBIs).

Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run and David Freese went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs as the Pirates continued their mastery of southpaws, particularly at PNC Park. They’ve now won seven of their last eight games when facing a left-handed starter at home this season and are 10-5 overall.

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