PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – After helping carry the Pirates to a 5-2 record last week getting red hot at the plate, center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been named the National League Player of the Week.
McCutchen led the Major Leagues with four home runs, 13 RBI, a 1.034 slugging percentage and 30 bases last week. On top of that, McCutchen ranked second in hits with multi-hits in all seven games last week, carrying an 11-game hitting streak into this week.
To add to McCutchen’s great week, he’s also moved into the starting NL All-Star outfield in fan voting going from fourth to second, just 215,167 votes behind the leading vote getter, Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers. McCutchen passed Miami Marlins Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez.
The Pirates head into an NL Central matchup at the Cincinnati Reds starting Tuesday as the Pirates hold a .5 game lead over the Reds for third place in the division.
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