Daniel McCutchen Returns to Pittsburgh With Sharper Pitches

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander Daniel McCutchen didn’t make the club out of spring training after posting a 9.82 Grapefruit League ERA. He started the season with Triple-A Indianapolis where he was sent with several things to work on. “He went down there with a great mindset,” Manager Clint Hurdle said. “His velocity has picked up. His command has picked up. From the reports I’ve got, all the pitches have...

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Pirates Bullpen Shows Resiliency in 4-2 Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After seeing their starting pitcher lefty Erik Bedard exit the game in the top of the second inning due to an injury, the bullpen knew they would have a tough task not only facing the Washington Nationals staff, but to provide eight innings of relief. But they stepped up and kept the club in the game. “They’ve been very resilient. They’ve been very effective. They bent, but they didn’t break,”...

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