Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double on Friday night, and Mike Leake got the better of left-hander Francisco Liriano for the third time this season, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that tightened the NL Central.
Mike Leake continued his recent run of strong pitching by working six scoreless innings Saturday night as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen kept a 20th straight losing season by the Pittsburgh Pirates at bay for at least a few more hours.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Another win over a fading pursuer has Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips thinking about a really big number. Phillips homered and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday night, and Mike Leake pitched seven innings and scored off a dash home on a wild pitch, setting up a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that moved Cincinnati another step closer to the NL Central title.
(AP) — Though the team they’re chasing for the NL’s second wild-card spot keeps faltering, the Pittsburgh Pirates have failed at nearly every turn to take advantage.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cincinnati Reds won their fifth straight game, 5-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Neil Walker ended a long home run drought, James McDonald put together another strong start and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday night.