Andrew McCutchen’s early exit because of a sore left knee took some of the shine off a solid pitching performance by Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon.
Taillon worked six innings to snap a three-start winless streak, Josh Harrison had two hits and the Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night, their seventh win in nine games.
McCutchen limped off one batter after hitting an RBI double in the third. A five-time All-Star and Pittsburgh’s leader in home runs and RBIs, McCutchen is day to day.
“I was just taking my secondary lead and my knee kind of grabbed,” McCutchen said. “If your knee could get a cramp, that’s what it felt like.”
Tests performed at the stadium showed no damage, and McCutchen said his knee was feeling better following the game.
“We’re moving in the…
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