While arguably no one's been hotter than Andrew McCutchen of late, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez are also becoming of some well-deserved acclaim.
Winner of 14 of 19, Pittsburgh looks to keep things going Saturday night in the second of three games with the visiting Miami Marlins.
Sitting one-half game behind Cincinnati in the NL Central, Pittsburgh (52-40) is starting to look more and more like a serious contender. The Pirates have scored a major league-leading 126 runs while batting .302 during a 14-5 run since June 27, with much of the credit understandably going to McCutchen.
The All-Star outfielder is batting .451 with 12 homers, 32 RBIS and 34 runs over his last 33 games, though he's hardly solely responsible for Pittsburgh's recent surge. Walker is batting .459 during the last 19 games and Alvarez has hit seven homers to go along with 21 RBIs in his last 17.
McCutchen had two hits while Walker and Alvarez both went deep during Friday's 4-3 win. Kevi...