CINCINNATI – Andrew McCutchen tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning Saturday night, then connected again in the 11th inning, rallying the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pirates blew a four-run lead for the second straight night but managed to come back behind McCutchen, who has more homers against Cincinnati than anyone else since 2009.
He tied it 5 in the ninth off Jonathan Broxton, filling in the closer’s role because Aroldis Chapman had pitched four days in a row. He hit his 17th homer with two outs in the 11th off J.J. Hoover (1-7) for his ninth career multihomer game.
CARDINALS 10, BREWERS 2: In Milwaukee, Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and St. Louis sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss and pulled into a first-place tie with the Brewers in the NL Central.
METS 5, MARLINS 4: In New York, Chris Young and rookie Eric Campbell delivered big hits off the bench in the late innings to rally surging New York, which improved to 7-2 on its 10-game homestand.
DIAMONDBACKS 2, GIANTS 0: In San Francisco, Aaron Hill homered, doubled and scored twice and Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings and won his second straight start for the first time since early April.
NATIONALS 5, PHILLIES 3, 10 inn.: In Philadelphia, Ryan Zimmerman singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning, and Jayson Werth homered and had three RBI.
RAYS 10, BLUE JAYS 3: In St.Petersburg, Florida, rookie Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh inning and Bishop Luers grad Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist delivered key hits during a six-run outburst.
Kiermaier and Joyce had three RBI apiece and Zobrist finished with two. Kiermaier, batting leadoff, was 3 for 4 with a double, raising his average to .310.
WHITE SOX 6, INDIANS 2: In Cleveland, Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 29th homer, a two-run shot that sent the Chicago over Cleveland.
Abreu broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with his drive off Zach McAllister (3-5).
ASTROS 3, RED SOX 2: In Houston, Jason Castro hit a two-run homer and Chris Carter had a tiebreaking infield RBI single in the eighth inning.
YANKEES 3, ORIOLES 0: In Baltimore, rookie Shane Greene pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning of his second major league start and Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI.
ANGELS 5, RANGERS 2: In Arlington, Texas, Howie Kendrick celebrated his 31st birthday with three hits, including an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning as Los Angeles sent Texas to their its straight loss.
TWINS 9, ROCKIES 3: Kevin Correia pitched six innings of one-run ball, Eduardo Escobar homered, and Minnesota pulled away late to beat Colorado.