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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen led off the 12th with a home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates reached .500 with a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
McCutchen took a 3-2 pitch from Zach Kroenke (0-1) high and just inside the left-field foul pole for his team-leading 10th home run -- the second time he has ended a game with a home run.
The Pirates (30-30) evened their record this late in the season for the first time since being 30-30 on June 11, 2005. Pittsburgh has won four of five and six of eight.
Arizona has lost three consecutive since going on a 18-4 run.
Daniel McCutchen (2-1) worked out of jams in both the 11th and 12th to earn the win in a game in which each team blew a save in the late innings