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McCutchen's mom to sing National Anthem before Pirates-Cubs Wild Card game

Jul 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits the game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates defeated the Reds 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits the game winning home run during the eleventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates defeated the Reds 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to Wednesday's highly-anticipated Wild Card game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates, a special guest will be singing the national anthem: Andrew McCutchen's mother.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Petrina McCutchen will perform the anthem, her second Wild Card appearance, as she sang it back in 2013 as well.

"I'm proud of her, to see her on such a big stage being able to use the gift she's blessed with -- her voice," Andrew said earlier this season via MLB.com. "I've been hearing it all my life. She probably started singing to me when I was in her womb."

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"As a kid growing up, [your mom] is always proud of what you do, of what you've been able to become. In those moments, the table is turned -- I can be the person really excited for and proud of her."

For Petrina, though, she's not fazed by the big stage.

"Singing is what I do. I'm not a novice at it," Petrina said via MLB.com in 2013. "I enjoy it."

Here's Petrina singing the national anthem before the 2013 Wild Card game: