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Pirates 1-4 hitters combine for 9 RBIs in 10-2 win over Brewers

PIRATES 10 – BREWERS 2

Win: Casey Sadler (1-0)
Loss: Kyle Lohse (0-2)
POST-GAME BUZZ
Andrew McCutchen may deal with knee discomfort throughout the rest of the season, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle admitted today, but more often than not, the injury is unlikely to hold a player of McCutchen’s caliber back.
McCutchen homered and drove in four runs in his return to the lineup as the Pirates crushed the Brewers, 10-2 behind McCutchen’s big day.
Trailing 2-1, McCutchen’s three-run homer in the sixth broke the game open to put the Pirates ahead 4-1 and Pittsburgh scored the games final nine runs, highlighted by a six-run ninth.
Neil Walker added a three-run homer in the ninth
The Pirates 1-4 hitters, Gregory Polanco (2-5), Jordy Mercer (2-5), Andrew McCutchen (2-5) and Neil Walker (1-4) went a combined 7-20 with 2 home runs and 9 RBIs in the win.
Pittsburgh had 13 hits and held the Brewers to just 5 hits.
Casey Sadler earned his first career win, allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs in five innings pitched. Sadler was efficient, striking out 5 and walking just 1, while throwing 51 strikes on 77 pitches.
  • Jung Ho Kang started at third base in place of Josh Harrison and got his first big league hit, a leadoff single in the seventh after starting his MLB career 0-6.
  • Corey Hart had a pinch hit RBI single in the ninth against his former team and is 2-2 in pinch hit opportunities this season
  • The Pirates welcome the 6-0 Detroit Tigers to town tomorrow afternoon for their home opener. Gerrit Cole will take the mound against Anibal Sanchez

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