Andrew McCutchen was eager to get the announcement about his $51.5 million contract extension out of the way quickly Tuesday morning. "I was looking forward to it being over so I could exhale," McCutchen said. "I signed and shook hands with the owner (Bob Nutting) and (general manager Neal) Huntington, then I was able to breathe and say, 'All right, let's go play the Yankees.' " It was worth the wait. McCutchen singled, doubled and drove in two runs in a 7-2 rout. In the first inning, McCutchen bounced a run-scoring single to left field off left-hander CC Sabathia. In the third, McCutchen doubled over the head of center fielder Dewayne Wise to score Clint Barmes from first base.
Pirates' McCutchen signs deal, leads team past Yankees
Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Mar 7