A.J. Burnett limited the Cincinnati Reds for seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a five-game losing streak with a 7-2 win on Thursday night.
Mike Leake worked eight innings for his sixth straight victory over Pittsburgh and Marlon Byrd homered for the second night in a row as the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Marlon Byrd homered and drove in four runs, Todd Frazier belted his National League-leading ninth home run and the Cincinnati Reds handled the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Tuesday night.
As if their recent domination of the NL Central wasn’t enough to annoy Pirates fans and the rest of the division, their latest scorecard will put fans over the top.
Joey Votto added to his resurgent series with his first homer since May 10, and Gregory Polanco’s ninth-inning error sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory and a season-opening sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Joey Votto reminded the Reds of what they’ve missed.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Monday, overcoming another stumble by the bullpen and rallying the Cincinnati Reds to an opening 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Forbes is out with its annual Major League Baseball franchise values, and the Pirates appear to be in the middle of the pack.
Francisco Liriano says he was a little surprised that Clint Hurdle named him Opening Day starter.
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle alluded to the fact that he knew who would be the team opening day starter early in spring training, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that he made his intentions known to the public.
The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.
The Pirates couldn’t stop Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto, who drove in the go-ahead run and got his 20th victory on Sunday, a 4-1 win that gave the NL Central title to the St. Louis Cardinals and forced Pittsburgh to settle for a wild card.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday.
Travis Snider and Andrew McCutchen hit consecutive run-scoring doubles in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Friday night to keep the pressure on NL Central-leading St. Louis.
Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata’s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.