Andrew McCutchen drove a 2-2 pitch over the center-field wall in the ninth inning Saturday night to resurrect a game that had turned sour for the Pirates.

When the reigning National League MVP’s turn in the order came around in the 11th, he did it again to lead the Pirates to an important 6-5 comeback win against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

The first home run tied the scored at 5-5 after starter Charlie Morton gave up two crippling home runs in the sixth to erase an early 4-0 lead. McCutchen’s second gave the Pirates the win.

“It was a good day at the office, I’ll say that,” McCutchen said. “I was just ready to hit, that was it. … That throw from [Gregory] Polanco [in the 10th], if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been able to be in that position. Him making that huge throw, that was a game-changer for us.”

The home runs were McCutchen’s 16th and 17th this season. The first was off reliever Jonathan Broxton, the second off J.J. Hoover.

“He’s a very confident guy and he’s looking for one pitch in one zone most every time he goes up,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “Big swings of the bat for us, huge swings of the bat for us [Saturday night]. A game-tying home run and a game-winning home run? He’s a special player and shows why.”

The Reds threatened in the 10th when Ernesto Frieri walked Ramon Santiago and Todd Frazier to open the inning.

Jay Bruce nearly drove in the winning run with a single to right field off Justin Wilson, but Santiago was out at home when Polanco threw a rope to catcher Russell Martin, who applied the tag.

“Game’s over if he doesn’t make that throw,” Martin said. “I feel like everything was going in slow motion. I was making that play.”

Wilson then struck out Ryan Ludwick and Brayan Pena to get out of a bases-loaded jam, retiring the two with his fastball, which topped at 98 mph.

“If they were going to beat me they were going to have to beat me with my fastball,” Wilson said. “I figured if I’m going to get beat it’s going to be hard. … Polanco and Russ, that play right there was game-saving.”