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Pirates’ McCutchen, McDonald hurt in game against Rays |

Pirates’ McCutchen, McDonald hurt in game against Rays

| Friday, March 11, 2011 12:00 a.m

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Steve Pearce’s RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Friday lifted the Pirates to an 8-7 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Pearce lined a single into left field, which scored Andrew Lambo from third base. John Bowker hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. The Pirates blew leads of 4-0 and 7-2. The teams combined for 29 hits.

Outfielder Andrew McCutchen (left wrist) and starting pitcher James McDonald (side) were injured and left the game in the third inning. Both were taken for medical exams and no further information was immediately available.

McCutchen played two innings and went 2 for 2 with a run scored and one RBI. It’s not clear how he was injured.

McDonald clutched his left side after throwing a pitch to Kelly Shoppach in the bottom of the third. McDonald walked off the field with trainer Brad Henderson.

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