Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 8 Days

Andrew McCutchen will bat leadoff and play center field for the National League in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

McCutchen hit .324/.420/.575 in the first half of the 2014 season and is currently sporting the highest OPS+ (179) of any NL player. The full National League lineup: CF Andrew McCutchen, RF Yasiel Puig, SS Troy Tulowitzki, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, DH Giancarlo Stanton, 3B Aramis Ramirez, 2B Chase Utley, C Jonathan Lucroy, LF Carlos Gomez. Adam Wainwright is the starting pitcher.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 10 Days

Andrew McCutchen homered twice to lead the Pirates past the Reds 6-5 on Saturday night.

McCutchen smacked a game-tying solo homer in the top of the ninth inning and then a go-ahead solo shot in the top of the 11th. The reigning National League MVP also doubled in the game. He's batting .325/.422/.573 with 17 homers, 61 RBI, and 15 steals this year for the Bucs.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 11 Days

Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Reds.

McCutchen has gone deep three times in his last seven games and is now up to 15 home runs on the season. The 27-year-old is hitting .372 (16-for-43) this month and owns a fantastic .321/.418/.552 batting line through 91 games this season. With a career-high walk rate, he's really the total package right now.

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Andrew McCutchen did a little of everything on Thursday, logging two hits, knocking in two runs, scoring twice, and stealing two bases as the Pirates trampled the Cardinals in a 9-1 victory.

The cornerstone of the Pirates' franchise showed why he's now a five-time All-Star and the defending NL MVP. McCutchen singled, then stole second and third base before scoring in the first inning. He singled in a run and later scored in the fifth, and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. McCutchen owns an impressive .318/.415/.539 slash line with 14 home runs, 18 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 16 Days

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

McCutchen singled and scored in the first inning before delivering an RBI triple and scoring again in the eighth. The triple was his fourth of the season, adding to his .547 slugging percentage that's fourth-best in the NL. It's part of another terrific year for the 27-year-old, as he's hitting .324/.424/.547 with 13 home runs, 54 RBI and 13 steals.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 18 Days

Andrew McCutchen led the Pirates offensive attack in Friday's 8-2 victory over the Phillies, going 4-for-5 with a run scored, stolen base and two RBI.

McCutchen doubled twice and tripled in the ballgame, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. He's having a phenomenal first half offensively, slashing .323/.425/.536 with 12 homers, 51 RBI and 13 stolen bases. If he keeps producing at this pace, he'll make a strong case to be considered for a second consecutive National League MVP award.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 27 Days

Andrew McCutchen belted a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

McCutchen drilled an opposite-field shot against David Price with one out in the ninth to spoil Price's shutout bid, but that's as close as the Pirates got. It was one of just five hits -- and the lone extra-base knock -- on the day for the Bucs. McCutchen is sporting a nifty .315/.420/.527 batting line this season.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 28 Days

Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in as the Pirates defeated the Rays on Tuesday.

McCutchen has been Mr. RBI in June, as Tuesday's two brought his monthly total up to 24, representing more than half of his 47 on the season. He still has a little over three months to catch up to Troy Tulowtizki if he wants to defend his NL MVP award. McCutchen is slashing .316/.422/.521 with 11 home runs, 47 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 29 Days

Andrew McCutchen had three hits, two RBI, two runs scored and two steals versus the Rays on Monday.

That'll do nicely. McCutchen had been in a little mini-slump, with just one run scored and two RBI in his previous seven games. Tonight's game was only the second of the season in which he had multiple runs scored and RBI.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 Month

Andrew McCutchen finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 8-6 defeat of the Marlins.

McCutchen singled in the third inning and then launched a massive three-run bomb over the left-center field wall in the fourth. He has been among the hottest hitters in baseball since the beginning of June and boasts a .323/.434/.554 overall slash line in 67 games played. The reigning 2014 NL MVP is on pace for 26 homers and 98 RBI. Pittsburgh has won 16 of its last 24 games and is back at .500.