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Inge could be in line for more playing time at second base thanks to Neil Walker's hand injury, the Pirates' official site
Walker needed stitches for his hand injury and will be out for the remainder of the Pirates' road trip that ends on Wednesday, the Pirates' official site
reports. "It was very, very deep -- the deepest cut I've ever had for stitches," said Walker. "I'm not excited that it happened, but I do feel fortunate that there was no damage to tendons or bone or issues like that. The doc says in six, seven days we'll be able to take the stitches out. It's one of those freak things."
McCutchen went 0-for-3 in Friday's game before being lifted in the fifth inning as part of a double switch.
Sanchez was ejected from Friday's game in the bottom of the first inning after throwing a pitch at Allen Craig.
Snider, who went 1-for-3 with a run scored Thursday, is batting .309 (17-for-62).
Inge went 1-for-4 with a run scored Thursday, starting at second base for Neil Walker.
Wilson picked up his second relief win in five days Thursday, posting a pair of scoreless innings against the Phillies while striking out two batters.
Watson picked up a sneaky save Thursday, hurling two innings of one-run ball to close out the Phillies in a 6-4 win.
McDonald allowed three earned runs in five frames Thurday, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out four Phillies batters.
Jones came through with a pinch-hit, two-run double Thursday against Philadelphia.
Sanchez, who has homered in each of his last three starts, went 2-for-4 with three RBI against the Phillies on Thursday.
Alvarez is batting .313 (10-for-32) in his last eight games, including a 2-for-5 showing Thursday afternoon.