For Andrew McCutchen, the success on the basepaths in the opening series resulted from his focus on his starts.

McCutchen stole two bases in three games against the Philadelphia Phillies, and he credited his emphasis on the first few steps -- on steal attempts and out of the batter's box.

"That's what I'm working on, just having a better start," he said. "I'm feeling good so far. I've got a couple stolen bags, just have to keep going from there."