McCutchen Leads Pirates Over Phillies


PBR- Andrew McCutchen hit a walk-off single, scoring pinch runner Josh Harrison to push the Pirates over the Phillies by a score of 5-4.

The Phillies jumped out early in the top of the first with a two-out double by Hunter Pence, scoring Shane Victorino. Philadelphia starter Vance Worley pitched six innings of one run ball, allowing his only earned run on home run by Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez. Pittsburgh starter James McDonald scattered four hits through six innings.

With the Phillies leading 2-1 going into the seventh, both teams exploded for two runs apiece in the seventh inning.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Pirates tied the game 4-4, with a single by pinch hitter Matt Hague, scoring center fielder Andrew McCutchen from third.

In the bottom of the ninth, Pirates third baseman Casey McGehee doubled. McGehee then scored on a single to deep center over the head of Victorino.

McCutchen led the Pittsburgh offense, scoring one run on three hits. For Philadelphia, both Victorino and Pence collected two hits and drove in two runs apiece.

Up next the Phillies come back to the City of Brotherly Love for the home opener against the Miami Marlins. Cole Hamels is set to take the mound for Philadelphia against Miami starter Carlos Zambrano.

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