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McCutchen’s extra inning blast pulls Pirates to .500

posted by Chad Bonham

Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen is best known for his speed on the bases and play-making ability in the outfield. So perhaps that’s why he was one of the last Pirates you’d expect to end last night’s 12-inning 3-2 win against the Diamondbacks with a walk-off home run.

You can check out the exciting at-bat (along with other game highlights) here.

Andrew McCutchen (Photo by David Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

It was McCutchen’s 10th home run of the season and his second career walk-off home run. Perhaps just as significant for the Pirates is where the win puts the team in the standings. Pittsburgh is now 30-30 and poised to do something it hasn’t done in 19 years–produce a winning season. The team’s last winning record was in 1992 (99-66) and resulted in an National League Championship Series appearance where they lost to Atlanta. The losing hasn’t just been bad. It’s been brutal. The Pirates have lost more than 100 games twice during that stretch (including last year’s 105 losses) and seven other times, the team has lost 90 or more games.

Inspiring Athletes is pursuing an interview with McCutchen for a forthcoming feature, but in the meantime, you can read more from the outspoken Christian athlete here.

And be looking for more from the Pirates over the next two weeks with interviews from manager Clint Hurdle and outfielder Matt Diaz.



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