Andrew McCutchen

Matt Cain has struggled mightily, making it time for Bruce Bochy to make a switch. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cain no longer able, but does Bochy have nerve to pull him from rotation?

Can’t beat good teams. Can’t win at home. Can’t win close games.…

Matt Cain has struggled mightily, making it time for Bruce Bochy to make a switch. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, foreground, walks to first as San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac, left, goes to see starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong after he intentionally walked McCutchen during the fourth inning Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

McCutchen homers, Pirates top Giants 5-2

PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen hit his 19th homer and Pedro Alvarez made…

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, foreground, walks to first as San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac, left, goes to see starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong after he intentionally walked McCutchen during the fourth inning Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, will be joined at the All-Star Game by pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, along with Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford.

Fan vote puts fun in ol’ ballgame

Some people believe baseball fans should have no say in the All-Star…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, will be joined at the All-Star Game by pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, along with Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford.
John Bazemore/AP file photoThe all-around skills of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen make him one of the leading candidates for NL MVP.

NL MVP race is a three-way battle

NEW YORK -- When it comes to baseball's MVP debate, sometimes the…

John Bazemore/AP file photoThe all-around skills of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen make him one of the leading candidates for NL MVP.