PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Andrew McCutchen hit two solo homers, Chad Kuhl pitched six effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 Thursday night.
Jordy Mercer hit a three-run homer and John Jaso and Sean Rodriguez also went deep to help the Pirates split a four-game series.
Kuhl (4-3) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out five. He retired the first 12 batters before Tommy Joseph lined a double to right-center in the fifth.
Jerad Eickhoff (10-14) gave up six runs – three earned – and five hits (four homers) in 6 2/3 innings.
The Pirates had seven hits and eight runs in the ninth to put the game way out of reach.
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