Monday afternoon's D-backs-Pirates game at PNC Park was a back-and-forth affair that Pittsburgh led, 3-1, into the ninth inning. An Arizona rally knotted things up at 3-3, setting up the chance of a dramatic finish for the hometown Pirates.
And that's exactly what they received, courtesy of Andrew McCutchen. Connecting on an Archie Bradley pitch, Cutch hit a walk-off homer to right field to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 win ... and the celebration was on. And by "celebration," we mean a fun, festive home-plate dance involving Josh Harrison and the rest of his teammates:
Monday's heroics marked the sixth walk-off homer of McCutchen's career, so it's nothing new to see him come up big for the Pirates.
In the clubhouse after the game, MLB.com's Adam Berry asked McCutchen whether he was eager to get the game over with. "Don't get paid for overtime," he said, adding, "It's crazy how things work sometimes. … tie ballgame, had the opportunity to be able to try to do something and get on base, and I was able to deliver."
Just as McCutchen being the hero isn't new for the Pirates, the same can be said for their team dancing, really.
They have something of a reputation for it -- and Harrison, who was an active participant in Monday's fun, even does it on the basepaths sometimes.
Style -- they've got it, and then some.