McCutchen blasts two home runs as Pirates rout Giants

5:59 AM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen homered twice and knocked in four runs while Neil Walker had five hits, two RBI and four runs scored as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the San Francisco Giants, 13-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series at PNC Park.

A.J. Burnett (10-2) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings to become just the fifth Pirates pitcher since 1990 to enter the All- Star break with 10 wins.

He joins Neal Heaton in 1990 (10-5), Randy Tomlin in 1992 (10-5), Bob Walk in 1993 (10-6) and Kevin Correia in 2011 (11-7).

Casey McGehee added three hits and a pair of RBI before leaving the game in the sixth inning with a left groin strain for Pittsburgh, which enters the break having won six of its last seven games.

Tim Lincecum's (3-10) struggles continued as he surrendered six runs on seven hits and a walk through 3 1/3 innings for the Giants, who head into the break having dropped seven of their last nine.


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