Pirates Beat Reds, 5-3

CINCINATTI (KDKA/AP) — The Pirates swept their road series against Cincinnati, beating them 5-3 Thursday afternoon.

The Pirates arrived in town with a six-game losing streak and came away with their first series sweep in Cincinnati since 2003.
They did it with pitching – Charlie Morton threw a five-hitter for a 5-0 win in the opener.

James McDonald (3-3, 5.51 ERA) pitched 6 and 2-3 innings, allowing just one run and seven hits. He also threw four strikeouts.

Joel Hanrahan earned the save.

The Pirates finally broke through against Johnny Cueto (2-1), who had won his last seven decisions against them. Ryan Doumit added a solo homer.

The Pirates are second in the majors – behind only Tampa for the most road wins.

  • RandyRandyTime

    Pirates need to trade Andrew McCutchen to KC for 1b Eric Hosman and then move Jose Tabata to CF. Next draft Bubba Starling for 1B .Put Garrett Jones in RF and platoon in LF among Alex Presley, Xavier Paul. and Matt Diaz. Cut Lyle Overbay or designate him PH and play Ryan Doumit at 1st string Catcher!!! Anyway those are my thoughts!!!

    • Crash Davis

      Randy, Dont think. You can only hurt the ballclub

  • Honeylmalik

    Come on Buc’s show all the doubting people & I’m still a fan & having been to a game,but will soon . GOd Bless ! GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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