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Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the first inning off suddenly scuffling 10-game winner Lance Lynn and Andrew McCutchen had two hits before leaving with a sore left wrist, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Saturday for their fourth victory in a row.
Jeff Karstens (1-2) thrived in sweltering heat, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts in seven strong innings.
Pittsburgh matched its longest winning streak of the year. It was 99 degrees for the first pitch and the temperature spiked to 103 later in the game.
The Pirates are a season-best seven games above .500. If they complete a three-game sweep Sunday it'll mark the franchise's high water mark since the final game of their 96-66 NL East championship team in 1992. Erik Bedard (4-8, 4.27 ERA) opposes Jake Westbrook (6-6, 3.77).
Carlos Beltran drove in a run with his 400th career double off Tony Watson in the eighth for St. Louis, one night after getting his 2,000th career hit. Beltran has a...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in the first inning off suddenly scuffling 10-game winner Lance Lynn and Andrew McCutchen had two hits before leaving with a sore left wrist, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 Saturday for their fourth victory in a row.
Jeff Karstens (1-2) thrived in sweltering heat, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts...
Congrats to Andrew McCutchen and Joel Hanrahan who are headed to the #ASG in KC to play for the #NL!
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 1, 2012
Major League Baseball announced the rosters for the All-Star Game, which will be held in Kansas City on July 10th. CF Andrew McCutchen and closer Joel Hanrahan will represent the Pirates.
McCutchen is among the NL leaders in just...
Andrew McCutchen has been named to the National League All-Star team for the second year in a row. He is sporting a batting average of .346 and ranks in the top 10 for home runs and RBIs. Not to be outdone, Closer Joel Hanrahan has also been named to the NL team for the second year in a row. He currently has a 2.10 ERA with a record of 3-0 and 20 saves.
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Other than a briefly-terrifying (but apparently not serious) injury to Andrew McCutchen, today’s game was pretty darn awesome. The Bucs got a big blast early on, a solid pitching effort, and a series win in St. Louis…with a chance to sweep tomorrow afternoon.
The game started out with two quick outs, but McCutchen and Garrett Jones singled to keep the inning alive. Neil Walker...
The Pittsburgh Pirates return home from a successful trip hoping two of their key players will be back on the field.
It's uncertain if All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen and third baseman Pedro Alvarez will be in the lineup Monday night when the Pirates try to hand the struggling Houston Astros a season-high seventh straight road loss.
One day after spraining his wrist...
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who was named to the 2012 N.L. All-Star squad on
Sunday, has been voted the National League Player of the Month for June.
Unfortunately, Rod only played in 2 games this week. One was great, the other not so much. Monday’s 1st-inning injury cut Rod’s week short. Last Friday, June 22, Rod was 2-3 with a run scored. He followed Pedro Alvarez’s leadoff single with a single of his own to center field, and then AJ Burnett came [...]
The rosters for next week’s All-Star game have been released, and two Pirates are on the list. That’s one more than we usually see before any replacements start coming in — but not not quite as many as we were hoping for this season.
Andrew McCutchen was a lock to make it. It’s pretty sad that he only finished 7th among NL outfielders in fan votes, but I’d have to think...
Final: Pirates 14, Cardinals 5
WP: Kevin Correia (4-6, 4.32 ERA)
LP: Adam Wainwright (6-8, 4.75 ERA)
The Pirates started off the game on the right track with two runs in the first inning following a Jose Tabata single, Andrew McCutchen double, and a Neil Walker single. But Kevin Correia was unable to hold that lead giving up a run in the 3rd inning and four more in the 4th.
What a fun game to watch. In honor of John Wehner’s birthday, the Pirates pounded out nineteen hits and scored 14 runs. Kevin Correia’s start wasn’t great, but it was all the Buccos needed. The scoring started early with a 1st inning 2-run single from Neil Walker. Andrew McCutchen was just a triple short of [...]