Cutch crushes 1st-frame HR for 2nd straight day

June 14th, 2018

MIAMI -- For the second consecutive game, blasted a first-inning two-run homer to stake the Giants to a two-run lead over the Marlins. In Thursday afternoon's 6-3, 16-inning win, he hit a 2-1 slider from Miami starter Dan Straily over the left-field fence. Statcast™ projected McCutchen's eighth home run of the season at 389 feet, with an exit velocity of 104.2 mph and a launch angle of 31 degrees.

McCutchen later singled and then scored the difference-making run on 's two-run single in the 16th.

"He really picked us up," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "He ignited us in that last inning."

McCutchen continues to swing a hot bat for the month of June. McCutchen is now batting .339, and five of his eight home runs this season have been hit in June.

McCutchen improved his career average during the month of June to .320, his highest for any month.