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Eduardo Nunez

McCutchen helps Pirates sweep Twins at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins intentionally walked Andrew McCutchen during his first plate appearance with men on base Wednesday. Given what he did in the next two such situations, it made sense. McCutchen homered, drove in three runs and circled the bases Little-League style while the Pirates beat the Twins, 10-4, at Target Field. The Pirates won both games against the Twins and enter the four-game series against the Reds in Cincinnati having won five of their previous six games. That series coincides with the non-waiver trade deadline, Friday at 4 p.m. The Pirates have looked for pitching help and an upgrade at first base, and already filled their biggest need, adding Aramis Ramirez...