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News: Bell went 4-for-6 with a double, a triple, a run scored and four RBI in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Impact: The 24-year-old greatly enjoyed his first game in Coors Field, as so many have before him. He now has a .333/.375/.567 slash line in eight games since the All-Star break with a homer and eight RBI, and with the Pirates' offense back at full strength following the return of Starling Marte, Bell should see plenty of run-producing opportunities down the stretch.
News: Marte went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and four runs scored in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Impact: A hit by pitch and fielder's choice accounted for his extra trips around the bases, as Marte thrived at the top of the suddenly explosive Pirates lineup. The 28-year-old is just 4-for-17 since rejoining the lineup after his PED suspension, but he's scored six runs in four games and his .633 OPS on the year should rise quickly once he's shaken off the rust.
News: McCutchen went 3-for-4 with two walks, three runs scored and three RBI in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Impact: It's his first multi-hit performance since the All-Star break, extending McCutchen's current on-base streak to 12 games. He's arguably been the most valuable hitter in baseball since the calendar flipped to June, slashing .384/.481/.642 in his last 42 games with nine homers, four steals, 32 RBI and 37 runs, and Cutch's resurgence is a big reason why the Pirates suddenly find themselves back in the thick of the NL Central playoff race.
News: Williams (4-4) was tagged for five runs on seven hits and two walks over 6.2 innings while striking out four in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.
Impact: The right-hander settled down after allowing three runs in the first inning and let his offense take control, as the Pirates only failed to cross the plate in the third and eighth frames. Williams only has five quality starts in 14 trips to the mound since joining the rotation and his 4.74 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 6.5 K/9 make him a generally risky fantasy play, although he'll be a solid streaming option in his next start Wednesday on the road in San Francisco.
News: Polanco left Friday's game with an apparent hamstring injury.
Impact: He grimaced while running to first base on a fielder's choice. Polanco missed time with the same injury earlier in the season. John Jaso replaced him, but Adam Frazier could also see more action.