McCutchen poked a key eighth inning dinger.

The Pirates appeared to be wasting yet another strong effort from the starting corps - this time from James McDonald. But back-to-back solo homers in the eighth from Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen propelled the Pirates to a 5-3 win.

The Pirates jumped on Livan Hernandez for two first inning runs. Alex Presley singled to start the game. Chase D'Arnaud's grounder forced him at second base. D'Arnaud swiped second and scored on a single from Jones. McCutchen doubled and put runners on second and third. Neil Walker lofted a fly ball that plated Jones.

Washington cut the lead to a run in the secon. McDonald allowed three straight singles to Michael Morse, David Espinosa and Ivan Rodriguez to score one run. McDonald picked Espinosa off thir...

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