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Price Goes 4 Innings, Giving Up 4 Hits In Last Spring Tuneup

BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco doubled twice as the Pittsburgh Pirates played to a 4-4, nine-inning tie Wednesday with a Boston Red Sox split squad.

McCutchen has hit six homers this spring, including five in his past nine games. He has reached base safely in nine of his past 11 games.

"My stroke has been there all spring," McCutchen said. "Being consistent with it is the biggest key. The best time to do it is right now, so I'm good."

Red Sox starter David Price went four innings and gave up a run on four hits, walked one and struck out three.

"I've continued to feel better as spring went...

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