McCutchen HR, Mathias 4 hits as Pirates rout Rockies 14-31 min read
DENVER (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered, Mark Mathias had a career-high four hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of an off night from Colorado starter Kyle Freeland to beat the Rockies 14-3 on Monday.
Freeland (2-1) posted a 0.96 ERA through his first three starts and had pitched at least six innings in each outing but was ineffective against the Pirates.
McCutchen, who had two hits, launched a solo homer in the first inning — his third of the season — and the first seven Pittsburgh batters reached in a six-run second.
“We got on the board early with the ’Cutch homer and then we just continued to grind through,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “You look up and you have 15 or 16 hits.”
Ke’Bryan Hayes drove in the ninth run of the…
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