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McCutchen homers, Pirates' bullpen holds a 5-4 win over Reds

Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh's rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates got their first win of the season in Cincinnati — they'd been 0-4 — and finished July with a 17-9 record, the best in the National League. McCutchen connected off Michael Lorenzen (3-6), and Jung Ho Kang had three doubles and drove in a run to support Jeff Locke (6-6). The left-hander lasted five innings and turned it over to the rebuilt bullpen. Former Tigers closer Joakim Soria arrived a few hours before the game and slipped into his new role as setup man. He...

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