The game was well out of reach when both players entered the game, but it didn’t stop either of the Pirates’ two all-stars from chipping in a bit.
Andrew McCutchen entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning to take over for the game’s eventual MVP Melky Cabrera. McCutchen singled on a line drive to left field in the sixth inning off Chicago’s Chris Sale. He had another at-bat in the ninth inning and was retired on a bouncer to third base that he nearly beat out. The single in the sixth was the first All-Star Game hit of McCutchen’s career. He was 0 for 1 last season in his first appearance in the game.
Joel Hanrahan entered the game with one out in the ninth inning to pitch against Kansas City’s Billy Butler. He threw a wild pitch and threw another pitch to the backstop as it was pretty clear he was pretty amped up. He was hitting 98 mph on the gun consistently with his fastball and eventually struck out Butler on a 3-2 fastball. That was the only batter Hanrahan faced. In two seasons, Hanrahan has recorded two outs in the All-Star Game, both on strikeouts.
Here’s Hanrahan’s strikeout: