McCutchen's HRs lift Pirates past Reds in 11
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew McCutchen won the game with his bat.
Gregory Polanco saved it with his arm.
McCutchen hit a game-tying leadoff home run in the ninth inning and a go-ahead solo shot in the 11th on Saturday night to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Polanco played a key role, too, throwing a runner out at home plate to help Pittsburgh escape a jam in the 10th inning.
The Pirates bounced back from a 6-5 loss in the series opener on Friday to win for only the second time in their last six games.
McCutchen's home run in the ninth came off Jonathan Broxton. The 11th-inning blast, his 17th of the season, came on J.J Hoover's first-pitch 83 mph slider, which the reigning NL MNP cracked just over the wall in left.
Jeanmar Gomez pitched the bottom of the 11th for Pittsburgh, earning his first career save after sweating out long drives to the warning track by Zack Cozart and Kristopher Negron.
07/12 23:34:17 ET