McCutchen homered and scored four times.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tie breaking homer, scored four times and stole two bases. He almost solved the debt ceiling crisis, too. Not a bad day. He did so in support of Jeff Karstens who whiffed nine and collected his ninth win.
Pittsburgh jumped on Jonathan Sanchez in the first inning. Andrew McCutchen walked and swiped second. With two gone, Ryan Ludwick's soft single to center scored the first run of the game. San Francisco tied it up quickly in the bottom of the first when Pablo Sandoval hit a solo homer.
It stayed that way until the third. Jeff Karstens drew a walk from Sanchez to lead off the innings. McCutchen followed with a two run dinger to give the Pirates a lead they wouldn't give up. Pittsburgh added another run in the inning, ...
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