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Andrew McCutchen Hits First Home Run With Pirates Since 2017



Andrew Mccutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

The game might have been out of hand, but Andrew McCutchen’s final plate appearance on Saturday night resulted in a meaningful home run.

With the Pirates down 11-4 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, McCutchen stepped to the plate and delivered his first home run since re-joining the Pirates this offseason.

His opposite-field home run over the Clemente Wall measured 350 feet. It’s his first at PNC Park while wearing a Pirates’ uniform since Sep. 26, 2017 when he turned in a memorable two-home run, eight RBI performance against the Baltimore Orioles.

That game, McCutchen hit his first career grand slam to right-center.

On Saturday night, McCutchen’s homer was too little to late for the Pirates’ chances of mounting a comeback, but his homer continued an impressive stretch at the plate to start the season.

He’s now slashing .375/.515/.583 on the year after finishing the night with three hits including his home run.

The long ball surely served as a memorable one for Pirates’ fans as one of the most popular players of the 21st century delivered what felt like old times.

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