McCutchen scored once and drove in a run.
The Pirates made good use of limited scoring opportunities and James McDonald was blazing as the pitchers held Atlanta to a single run. The Pirates remain in first by percentage points over the Cardinals and picked up a game on the Braves in the Wild Card standings. Really impressive win on national television with the Pirates running aggressively and pitching well.
After the game was delayed over two hours by rain, Atlanta starter Tim Hudson came out firing. He struck out the side in the first. Pittsburgh used some wildness from Hudson to put two runs on the board in the second inning. Andrew McCutchen and the recently recalled Pedro Alvarez both walked to start the inning. Lyle Overbay's fly ball moved both runners up one base. Ronny Cedeno...
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