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Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen named NL player of week

| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

After hitting his first career grand slam, Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen on Monday was named National League player of the week.

McCutchen last week batted .471/.526/1.000 with six runs scored and nine RBIs. His six hits included three doubles and two homers. He's the first Pirate to win player of the week this season.

On Sept. 26, McCutchen clubbed a grand slam off Baltimore Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman at PNC Park. In that game, McCutchen went 4 for 4 with eight RBIs.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, McCutchen is the sixth player in big league history to hit his first grand slam after amassing at least 200 home runs.

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

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