McCutchen winced when a 92 mph fastball from Braves pitcher Julio Tehran smacked into the 2013 NL MVP's elbow. X-rays were negative and the team said McCutchen would be reevaluated on Sunday.
It was the 48th career hit-by-pitch for McCutchen and the eighth this season. Jung Ho Kang ran for McCutchen and the Pirates shuffled the defense in McCutchen's absence, moving Starling Marte to center, third baseman Josh Harrison to right and Gregory Polanco from right to left. Pittsburgh ripped off five runs after McCutchen's exit.