Nationals Drop Fourth Straight Game

By: By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer
By: By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers to back a solid outing by right-hander Charlie Morton and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the skidding Washington Nationals 6-5 Monday night.

McCutchen connected in the first inning and again in the third to stake the Pirates to a 4-0 lead.

Both homers came off Dan Haren (4-11), who's 0-8 in 11 starts since May 9.

Morton (2-2) gave up three runs, six hits and a walk in 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in five starts. He struck out five.

Jason Grilli entered in the ninth and gave up a two-run homer to Jayson Werth before leaving with an apparent arm injury after getting two outs.

Vin Mazzaro retired Steve Lombardozzi on a grounder with a runner on second to earn his first career save.


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