McCutchen hits 2 HRs as Pirates beat Nationals 6-5 - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

McCutchen hits 2 HRs as Pirates beat Nationals 6-5

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of 2-run homers to back a solid outing by right-hander Charlie Morton and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Washington Nationals 6-5 Monday night.

McCutchen connected in the first inning and again in the third to stake the Pirates to a 4-0 lead.

Both homers came off Dan Haren (4-11), who's 0-8 in 11 starts since May 9.

Morton (2-2) gave up three runs, six hits and a walk in 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in five starts. He struck out five.

Jason Grilli entered in the ninth and gave up a two-run homer to Jayson Werth before leaving with an apparent arm injury after getting two outs.

Vin Mazzaro retired Steve Lombardozzi on a grounder with a runner on second to earn his first career save.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms