McCutchen likely available to pinch-hit tonight


Andrew McCutchen (sprained shoulder) ran sprints on the field this afternoon and plans on taking live batting practice before the game against the Padres. Manager John Russell said McCutchen probably will be available to pinch-hit tonight likely will be back in the lineup Sunday. “We’ve got our fingers crossed,” Russell said.

Lineups for tonight’s game:

Padres (56-39) – 1. Jerry Hairston 2b, 2. Chris Denofria cf, 3. Adrian Gonzalez 1b, 4. Chase Headley 3b, 5. Matt Stairs rf, 6. Will Venable lf, 7. Nick Hundley c, 8. Everth Cabrera ss, 9. Mat Latos (10-4, 2.45) rhp

Pirates (34-62) – 1. Jose Tabata cf, 2. Delwyn Young rf, 3. Neil Walker 2b, 4. Garrett Jones 1b, 5. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 6. Lastings Milledge lf, Ronny Cedeno ss, 8. Jason Jaramillo c, 9. Jeff Karstens (2-5, 4.84) rhp