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.
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Joey Votto homered off Kyle Farnsworth in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged Pittsburgh 6-5 Friday night to pull even with the Pirates for the top wild-card spot in the National League.
Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs, and Shin-Soo Choo extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games on Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that revolved around an early rain delay.
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(93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates fell behind early and couldn’t quite battle all the way back Wednesday night, losing at Cincinnati, 5-4.
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.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in Cincinnati to start a two game series with the first place Reds. Yes, I said the first place Cincinnati Reds. I bet no one there is talking about the market size.