Pirates crush Rockies, Carlos Santana drives in three runs

Andrew McCutchen homered, Mark Mathias had the best day of his career with four hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of a poor start by Colorado starter Kyle Freeland to beat the Rockies 14-3 on Monday.

Freeland (2-1) posted a 0.96 ERA in his first three starts and had gone at least six innings in every outing, but he was ineffective against the Pirates.

McCutchen, who had two hits, hit a solo homer in the first, his third of the season, and Pittsburgh’s first seven batters reached base in a six-run second inning.

Ke’Bryan Hayes drove in the ninth run of the game with two out in the third to raise Freeland’s ERA to 3.80, who allowed nine runs, seven earned, after allowing just two through Monday.

Rich Hill (1-2) sailed six innings for his first win with the Pirates.

For the Pirates, the Dominicans Rodolfo Castro 4-1 with two runs scored and Carlos Santana 5-2 with three RBIs.

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