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.343-8-25 McCutchen's June hitting line -- making him the third Pirates player in 40 years to hit .340-plus with as many homers and RBIs in any month. Brian Giles did it in June 2001 and May 2000, and Barry Bonds in September 1992.

"I had a lot of fun with him. He's a big fan. We were able to toss the ball around a little bit, and I got to see him take batting practice. I told him his BP was better than [Ben] Roethlisberger's -- so I'm sure I'll be getting a call from Ben." - McCutchen, on hanging out before Tuesday's game with Bret Michaels, of "Poison" and of Butler, PA.

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