Pirates Fall To Reds, 11-8

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Joel Hanrahan allowed three runs in the ninth inning and the Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 11-8.

The Pirates (58-65) stayed in the game and tied it 8-8 in the eighth inning.

After falling behind to 4-2, Neil Walker and Matt Diaz got RBIs in the fifth and sixth respectively.

Brandon Wood drove in two runs on a line drive single at the bottom of the seventh.

Garrett Jones doubled in the eighth and sent Xavier Paul to home plate. Then Andrew McCutchen drove in a run and stole second.

Joey Votto hit his 21st homer of the season and later scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth.

Kevin Correia saw his ERA rise to 4.79 as the Reds charged him with eight hits and six runs over six innings. He struck out just one batter.

Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs for Cincinnati.

Ryan Hanigan added a solo shot and drove in two insurance runs in the ninth as the Reds beat the Pirates for just the third time in 10 tries.

Meantime, the Pirates added lefty Paul Maholm to the 15-day disabled list for a strained left shoulder. Draft pick Josh Bell made his first appearance at PNC Park with his family.

  • Dave

    Pirates season is over. They CANNOT make the playoffs and the odds of going over .500 are beyond slim. Another losing season which makes it 19 straight in a row.

    • Steve

      Agreed. In order to go over 500 they’ll need to finish out the season with a higher winning percentage than they’ve had at anytime during the season…and that’s not going to happen considering half of their games are against teams who have a chance to make the playoffs. Losing season #19, here they come…

  • RecessionTom

    I hear a ticket price increase is coming due to the 3 week period when The Pirates were actually winning some games. Might as well increase concession prices too. All that money goes to line the pockets of the owners at the expense of purchasing/maintaining CURRENT talent. Pirates have been rebuilding for 20 years, selling off any real talent to line the owners pockets. What a ripoff to this city.

    Every year the media attempts to generate buzz because the pirates win a few games I laugh. Does anyone actually fall for it any more? Stop wasting my time.

  • johnny69

    Todays game has been over for 5 hours but yesterdays game is still the headline? Way to update the internet you cheapskates!

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