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Reds Storm Past Pirates, 8-1

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — After stringing together four straight wins to climb back to .500 on the season, the Pirates managed just four hits against Cincinnati in an 8-1 loss at PNC Park.

The game was delayed until after 9 p.m. because of rain, and once the game started the Pittsburgh bats largely remained in the dugout.

Andrew McCutchen, Matt Hague and Rod Barajas were the only Pirates starters to manage a hit off Reds starter Homer Bailey, who pitched a complete game shutout.

Casey McGehee recorded the other Pittsburgh hit in a pinch hit plate appearance, scoring Hague for the only Buccos run of the game in the fifth inning. That cut the score to 4-1, but it was hardly enough to put even a scare into the Reds and their pitcher.

Pirates starter Charlie Morton lasted just four innings, allowing four runs on six hits.

Reds right fielder Jay Bruce went 3 for 4 from the plate with two doubles and two RBIs. Third baseman Todd Frazier went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.

Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Bailey each drove in a run a piece, too.

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