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First call: Gerrit Cole, Andrew McCutchen among ex-Pirates excelling in postseason

October 13, 2018

Onto greener pastures

The Pirates aren’t in the postseason. But there has been a significant ex-Pirate influence.

Gerrit Cole was fabulous in his Game 2 victory for Houston over Cleveland. He had 12 strikeouts and no walks in seven innings pitched.

The right-hander allowed just three hits and one run along the way as the Astros went up 2-0 in the series.

On Saturday in the Yankees’ dominating Game 2 win over the Red Sox, Andrew McCutchen smacked a single off Fenway Park’s Green Monster to plate his first-ever postseason RBI.

The Brewers swept the Rockies, 3-0. One-time Pirates outfielder Keon Broxton helped close out the Division series win in Colorado with this home run.

And even backup, journeyman catcher Eric Kratz is having an impact.

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