Pirates

Pirates Beat Reds, 5-3

View Comments
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Upcoming Games

Buy Pirates Tickets Full Schedule
Pirates Central
Shop for Pirates Gear
Buy Pirates Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

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.

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,250 other followers