The Pirates got a temporary reprieve from extending their ignominious losing streak Saturday night and beat the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, at PNC Park on Andrew McCutchen's solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. McCutchen's 31st homer of the season off Jonathan Broxton broke a 1-1 tie and delayed, at least for the time being, the Pirates making it 20 consecutive losing seasons. The club remained at 81 losses with four games remaining. "What Cutch just did was amazing," reliever Jared Hughes said. "Everyone was thinking maybe he would win it with one swing. Then he goes out and does it." "It definitely felt good," said McCutchen, who was slumping lately and whose last homer came Sept. 20 at home against Milwaukee. " I was feeling better as the game went on. To get a hit in that fashion felt good." Said manager Clint Hurdle, "Andrew takes every at-bat personally. Maybe this will ignite him."
Pirates' McCutchen delivers victory with ninth-inning homer
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Sep 30