McCutchen's 3-run homer 7th helps Pirates beat Cubs 8-7

CHICAGO (AP) Andrew McCutchen got to Wrigley Field on Saturday and was happy to see a 24 mph wind.

''You definitely have quite the advantage when you're playing in this ballpark when the wind is howling out like that,'' he said.

McCutchen hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in a five-run seventh inning that led the Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 8-7.

Pittsburgh has won two straight against the Cubs after going 4-14 against Chicago last season, including 1-8 at Wrigley.

''We're just focused on right now,'' McCutchen said. ''One more win than we had last year. We're in a good spot.''

Francisco Cervelli, Josh Harrison and Starling Marte also homered for Pittsburgh. Chicago led 6-2 before Marte's solo drive in the sixth inning off starter Jake Arrieta.

Harrison homered with one out in the seventh against Brian Duensing, and Adam Frazier's RBI single cut the Pirates' deficit to 6-5.

Pedro Strop (0-1) walked Marte, and McCutchen homered into the first row of the left-field bleachers for an 8-6 lead. He has a .315 career average at Wrigley.

''We kept battling, scratching and clawing all day, never felt like we were out of it,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

Kris Bryant cut the deficit in the ninth against Tony Watson with his second home run of the game. Watson struck out Addison Russell with a runner on for his fourth save in as many chances.

''You've got to play the elements here,'' Bryant said. ''When it's cold and windy blowing in, you've got to scratch across a run. Today, obviously the first inning was great, but you never know if that's going to be enough.''

Trevor Williams (1-0) pitched a one-hit sixth for the win.

Russell had a double, a triple and three RBIs for the Cubs. Arrieta, coming off wins in his first two starts, allowed three runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings as his ERA rose to 2.89.

''We didn't do a lot against Arrieta. We did enough,'' Hurdle said. ''We were able to run the pitch count up to get him out.''

Pirates starter Tyler Glasnow gave up six runs - four earned - and six hits in five innings.

A DIFFERENT SOUND

Chicago took a 4-0 lead in the first as Bryant hit a drive off the video board that would have traveled 451 feet had it landed unimpeded, according to Major League Baseball's Statcast.

''When a ball is well struck, when you're on the field level, it absolutely is an impressive, incredible sound,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Bryant, the 2016 NL MVP, is hitting .250 with seven RBIs.

REUNION

Former Cubs Jason Hammel, Jorge Soler and Travis Wood are expected to receive their World Series rings Monday. They now play for the Royals.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: OF Gregory Polanco (right groin discomfort) was scratched from the starting lineup. Harrison moved from second base to left field, and Alen Hanson started at second. ... INF Jody Mercer had the day off after starting the team's first 10 games at shortstop. Frazier started at shortstop and led off.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Jameson Taillon (0-0, 1.38 ERA) is set to start the series finale Sunday. He is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two career starts against Chicago.

Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (0-0, 1.64) is 4-3 with a 2.68 ERA in eight starts against Pittsburgh.

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  • W: T. Williams (1-0)L: P. Strop (0-1)S: T. Watson (4)
  • HR: PIT - A. McCutchen (2), F. Cervelli (2), J. Harrison (1), S. Marte (2), CHC - K. Bryant 2 (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Frazier SS-2B52210020.290.371.387.7596.0
S. Marte CF42221120.289.340.444.78411.0
A. McCutchen RF41131001.250.298.409.7078.0
D. Freese 3B40000010.379.514.6551.169-0.5
J. Bell 1B30100000.156.229.219.4471.0
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F. Cervelli C41111012.229.325.486.8115.5
J. Harrison LF41111002.286.342.400.7426.0
A. Hanson 2B41100011.286.286.286.5713.5
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T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Jaso 1B20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
  • a-hit a bunt single for Nicasio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF51100031.214.365.429.7941.5
K. Bryant 3B52232011.250.377.477.85512.5
A. Rizzo 1B41200010.273.385.409.7944.5
B. Zobrist RF32000211.171.341.343.6843.5
A. Russell SS51230014.271.286.479.7658.5
J. Heyward CF40110004.289.357.342.6992.0
W. Contreras C30000112.250.294.406.7000.5
J. Arrieta P30000015.125.125.125.250-0.5
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J. Baez 2B40100020.222.300.259.559-1.0
  • a-lined out for Uehara in the 8th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Frazier
  • HR - S. Marte (2), A. McCutchen (2), F. Cervelli (2), J. Harrison
  • RBI - A. Frazier, S. Marte 2 (7), A. McCutchen 3 (6), F. Cervelli (6), J. Harrison (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier, S. Marte (3), A. McCutchen 3 (3), F. Cervelli
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Schwarber (3), A. Rizzo (3), A. Russell (5)
  • 3B - A. Russell
  • HR - K. Bryant 2 (2)
  • RBI - K. Bryant 3 (7), A. Russell 3 (8), J. Heyward (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (2), A. Hanson
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Baez
FIELDING
  • E - A. Frazier (2)
  • PB - F. Cervelli
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Glasnow5.066427112.151.606.5
T. Williams (W, 1-0)1.01000205.401.0010.0
J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.01000003.181.002.0
D. Hudson (H, 4)1.00000104.500.003.5
T. Watson (S, 4)1.01111111.502.007.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Glasnow5.0
T. Williams (W, 1-0)1.0
J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.0
D. Hudson (H, 4)1.0
T. Watson (S, 4)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta5.25331522.891.068.5
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.033300113.503.00-8.0
P. Strop (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.11221019.006.00-9.0
K. Uehara1.01000100.001.002.5
W. Davis1.00000300.000.004.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta5.2
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.0
P. Strop (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.1
K. Uehara1.0
W. Davis1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Glasnow
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 99-55, T. Williams 14-10, J. Nicasio 12-8, D. Hudson 15-10, T. Watson 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 7-3, J. Nicasio 1-2, T. Watson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 26, T. Williams 3, J. Nicasio 4, D. Hudson 3, T. Watson 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 98-62, B. Duensing 25-16, P. Strop 14-7, K. Uehara 13-9, W. Davis 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-5, B. Duensing 2-1, P. Strop 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 22, B. Duensing 6, P. Strop 3, K. Uehara 4, W. Davis 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Frazier SS-2B52210020.290.371.387.7596.0
S. Marte CF42221120.289.340.444.78411.0
A. McCutchen RF41131001.250.298.409.7078.0
D. Freese 3B40000010.379.514.6551.169-0.5
J. Bell 1B30100000.156.229.219.4471.0
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F. Cervelli C41111012.229.325.486.8115.5
J. Harrison LF41111002.286.342.400.7426.0
A. Hanson 2B41100011.286.286.286.5713.5
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Glasnow P10000110.000.500.000.5000.5
J. Jaso 1B20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-hit a bunt single for Nicasio in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF51100031.214.365.429.7941.5
K. Bryant 3B52232011.250.377.477.85512.5
A. Rizzo 1B41200010.273.385.409.7944.5
B. Zobrist RF32000211.171.341.343.6843.5
A. Russell SS51230014.271.286.479.7658.5
J. Heyward CF40110004.289.357.342.6992.0
W. Contreras C30000112.250.294.406.7000.5
J. Arrieta P30000015.125.125.125.250-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Uehara P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Baez 2B40100020.222.300.259.559-1.0
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  • a-lined out for Uehara in the 8th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Frazier
  • HR - S. Marte (2), A. McCutchen (2), F. Cervelli (2), J. Harrison
  • RBI - A. Frazier, S. Marte 2 (7), A. McCutchen 3 (6), F. Cervelli (6), J. Harrison (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier, S. Marte (3), A. McCutchen 3 (3), F. Cervelli
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Schwarber (3), A. Rizzo (3), A. Russell (5)
  • 3B - A. Russell
  • HR - K. Bryant 2 (2)
  • RBI - K. Bryant 3 (7), A. Russell 3 (8), J. Heyward (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (2), A. Hanson
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Baez
FIELDING
  • E - A. Frazier (2)
  • PB - F. Cervelli
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Glasnow5.066427112.151.606.5
T. Williams (W, 1-0)1.01000205.401.0010.0
J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.01000003.181.002.0
D. Hudson (H, 4)1.00000104.500.003.5
T. Watson (S, 4)1.01111111.502.007.5
Total9.09753112---
PITCHERSIP
T. Glasnow5.0
T. Williams (W, 1-0)1.0
J. Nicasio (H, 2)1.0
D. Hudson (H, 4)1.0
T. Watson (S, 4)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta5.25331522.891.068.5
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.033300113.503.00-8.0
P. Strop (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.11221019.006.00-9.0
K. Uehara1.01000100.001.002.5
W. Davis1.00000300.000.004.5
Total9.01088294---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta5.2
B. Duensing (H, 1)1.0
P. Strop (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)0.1
K. Uehara1.0
W. Davis1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Glasnow
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Glasnow 99-55, T. Williams 14-10, J. Nicasio 12-8, D. Hudson 15-10, T. Watson 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Glasnow 7-3, J. Nicasio 1-2, T. Watson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Glasnow 26, T. Williams 3, J. Nicasio 4, D. Hudson 3, T. Watson 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 98-62, B. Duensing 25-16, P. Strop 14-7, K. Uehara 13-9, W. Davis 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-5, B. Duensing 2-1, P. Strop 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 22, B. Duensing 6, P. Strop 3, K. Uehara 4, W. Davis 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Bryant homered to center87
  • 7TH INNING
    McCutchen homered to left, Frazier and Marte scored86
    Frazier singled to right, Hanson scored56
    Harrison homered to center46
  • 6TH INNING
    Marte homered to left center36
  • 3RD INNING
    Russell doubled to left center, Rizzo and Zobrist scored26
    Marte singled to deep left, Frazier scored24
  • 2ND INNING
    Cervelli homered to center14
  • 1ST INNING
    Heyward singled to left, Russell scored04
    Russell tripled to deep right, Zobrist scored03
    Bryant homered to center, Schwarber scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • W. Davis Pitching:
    • J. Jaso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jaso struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Watson Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Strike looking, Schwarber grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Bryant: Bryant homered to center
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Russell struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • K. Uehara Pitching:
    • P. Gosselin: Gosselin reached on bunt single to shortstop
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cervelli flied out to deep right
    • J. Harrison: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Harrison popped out to second
    • A. Hanson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, La Stella lined out to first
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Baez popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli grounded out to first
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Harrison homered to center
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Hanson singled to right
    • J. Jaso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Jaso flied out to deep center
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hanson stole second, Frazier singled to right, Hanson scored
    • S. Marte: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Frazier to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McCutchen homered to left, Frazier and Marte scored
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Freese grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Nicasio Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo singled to center
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to deep right, Rizzo to second
    • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Russell lined out to left
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heyward grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte homered to left center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen grounded out to third
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Freese flied out to deep right
    • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Baez singled to right
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Baez caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Hanson popped out to second
    • T. Glasnow: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Glasnow walked
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Glasnow out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Zobrist walked, Rizzo to second
    • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Ball, Russell lined out to center
    • J. Heyward: Heyward reached on fielder's choice to second, Rizzo to third, Zobrist out at second
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked, Heyward to second
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Arrieta flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Freese grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Bell singled to deep center
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Foul, Harrison grounded into fielder's choice to third, Bell out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Bryant grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hanson flied out to center
    • T. Glasnow: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Glasnow struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Frazier tripled to deep left
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte singled to deep left, Frazier scored
    • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte stole second, McCutchen flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo doubled to deep right
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rizzo to third on passed ball
    • A. Russell: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Russell doubled to left center, Rizzo and Zobrist scored
    • J. Heyward: Heyward grounded out to second, Russell to third
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras reached on fielder's choice to third, Russell out at home
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Arrieta grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Freese struck out looking
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bell flied out to deep left
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cervelli homered to center
    • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Foul, Harrison grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Glasnow Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Schwarber doubled to shallow left
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant homered to center, Schwarber scored
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist safe at first on 2nd baseman Frazier fielding error
    • A. Russell: Ball, Russell tripled to deep right, Zobrist scored
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Heyward singled to left, Russell scored
    • W. Contreras: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Contreras popped out to first
    • J. Arrieta: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Arrieta struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)