Pirates Vs. Reds: Pirates Strike Out 17 Times In 5-0 Loss On Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates hit three home runs to take the second game of the weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds. They had lost, 6-1 on Friday night.

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Pirates Vs. Reds Final Score: Pittsburgh Whiffs Their Way Through Series Finale

The Pittsburgh Pirates had trouble making contact with the ball, let alone scoring runs against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday afternoon, striking out 17 times in a 5-0 loss Sunday afternoon.

After loading the bases in the bottom of the first inning and failing to score, the Pirates failed to threaten to score the rest of the game, as Mat Latos, J.J. Hoover, Aroldis Chapman and Alfredo Simon combined for the shutout.

The Reds scored all five runs in the first half of the ball game, highlighted by a Todd Frazier home run in the second and a Drew Stubbs two-run home run in the third.

Latos pitched six innings, striking out a career-high 11 batters and allowing just two hits.

His mound opponent, Charlie Morton, struggled to find a rhythm as he allowed five runs (four earned) in six innings on seven hits, including the two homers.

The Pirates return to action at home on Tuesday, as they begin a series with the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

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Reds Vs. Pirates Score Update: Cincinnati Holds 5-0 Lead After Five Innings

The Cincinnati Reds have had no problems scoring runs in their rubber match with the Pittsburgh Pirates, holding a 5-0 lead after five innings at PNC Park.

The Reds have scored in four of five innings against Pirates starter Charlie Morton, who has struggled on the mound. The Reds scoring began in the top of the first, when Joey Votto singled home Drew Stubbs, after Stubbs advanced from first to third on an errant pick-off throw.

The Reds then added to their lead with home runs in the second and third innings from Todd Frazier and Drew Stubbs respectively. A sac fly from Brandon Phillips in the top of the fifth made the score 5-0.

After looking shaky in his first inning where he walked the bases loaded, Reds starter Mat Latos has settled down, allowing just two hits while striking out nine through five innings.

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Pirates Vs. Reds Lineups: Andrew McCutchen Out Again

The lineups for Sunday afternoon's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds have been revealed, and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will be sitting out his third game in the last five, as he is still fighting flu-like symptoms. Nate McLouth will take his spot again this afternoon. Here are the lineups for both teams.

Cincinnati Reds

Zack Cozart - 6

Drew Stubbs - 8

Joey Votto - 3

Brandon Phillips - 4

Jay Bruce - 9

Chris Heisey - 7

Todd Frazier - 5

Ryan Hanigan - 2

Mat Latos - 1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Jose Tabata - 9

Alex Presley - 7

Neil Walker - 4

Pedro Alvarez - 5

Casey McGehee - 3

Nate McLouth - 8

Clint Barmes - 6

Michael McKenry - 2

Charlie Morton - 1

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

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Pirates Vs. Reds: Pittsburgh Looking For Consecutive Wins On Sunday

Right-handed pitching Charlie Morton take the mound on Sunday afternoon, as the Pittsburgh Pirates try to beat the Cincinnati Reds for the second game in a row. Pittsburgh has not pulled off back-to-back wins since beating the Diamondbacks twice on April 17 and 18.

Morton allowed five earned runs in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday, a bump in the road of what's been a solid start to the season. That game raised Morton's ERA to 4.22. He has a 21:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in four starts and 21.1 this season. Morton has a 4-4 record in 10 starts against the Reds since joining the Pirates in 2009.

The Pirates will face Reds right-hander Mat Latos. Cincinnati surely envisioned more than Latos' 5.97 ERA in five starts this season when they sent four players to the Padres in exchange for the 24-year old. Latos gave up five earned runs in his last outing, against the Astros, and has a 18:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in five starts this season.

The game starts at 1:35 p.m. at PNC Park. A win would give the Pirates a series win. Fans can watch the game on the ROOT Sports Pittsburgh or catch it on local radio at 93.7 KDKA FM.

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Pirates Vs. Reds: Pittsburgh Grabs 3-2 Win Following Pair Of Home Runs

On Friday night, the Cincinnati Reds went deep three times, powering their way past the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-1 win. One day later, the Pirates took a page out of Cincinnati's playbook, using a pair of home runs from Neil Walker and Alex Presley to sneak past the Reds, 3-2 at PNC Park.

With Pittsburgh leading 2-0 after six innings, Scott Rolen singled to shallow left center field to score Jay Bruce to help the Reds cut the lead in half. But in the bottom of the seventh, Presley, pinch-hitting for starting pitcher James McDonald, launched a home run to deep right center field, helping the Bucs regain their two-run advantage.

Cincinnati would eventually score again in the eighth, but Pittsburgh never trailed and preserved the win for McDonald, just his second this year, after lasting 6.1 innings, giving up just one earned run and striking out seven. In the ninth, closer Joel Hanrahan came in to record the save, doing so on just 16 pitches.

The rubber match finale is slated for Sunday at 1:35 p.m.

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Pirates Vs. Reds Score Update: Pittsburgh Leads Cincinnati 2-0 After Five Innings

Through five innings, the Pittsburgh Pirates lead the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park by a score of 2-0. For the most part, they might want to thank their starter James McDonald for that.

The right-hander has struck out seven batters compared to just two walks and two hits allowed over the five innings, cooling the Reds' bats and keeping them off the scoreboard.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh got all of its scoring done in the bottom of the third inning. After leadoff hitter and left fielder Jose Tabata doubled, second baseman Neil Walker stepped up to the plate and promptly homered to deep right field, giving the team a 2-0 lead it has yet to relinquish. Oddly enough, those have been the Pirates' only hits of the game.

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Reds Vs. Pirates Lineups: Pedro Alvarez In Cleanup Spot

Here are the lineups for the Reds vs. Pirates matchup Saturday night at 7:05.

Reds:

Zack Cozart SS
Drew Stubbs CF
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Scott Rolen 3B
Ryan Ludwick LF
Devin Mesoraco C
Mike Leake P

Pirates:

Jose Tabata LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Casey McGehee 1B
Garrett Jones RF
Clint Barmes SS
Rod Barajas C
James McDonald P

That’s a great lineup for the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen, who had missed time with a stomach virus, is back in the No. 3 spot. Pedro Alvarez, after hitting like crazy for the past couple weeks, is at cleanup. Alex Presley, who is off to a poor start to the season, gets the night off. Alvarez’s turnaround, or hot streak, or whatever you’d like to call it, has been nothing short of remarkable; a few weeks ago, it would have been unfathomable that Alvarez would be in the cleanup spot this soon.

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Reds Vs. Pirates: Mike Leake, James McDonald Square Off As Pirates Try To Even Series

The Pirates continue their series against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night at 7:05 when James McDonald and the Bucs host Mike Leake.

The Pirates are coming off a 6-1 drubbing on Friday night in which Johnny Cueto pitched a complete game.

McDonald, though, gives the Pirates a shot to bounce back if he can continue his strong pitching. In his last start, he had 10 strikeouts through 7.2 innings against the Braves; before that, he struck out eight Rockies in seven innings.

Leake’s recent starts, meanwhile, have been less successful — he hasn’t had a quality start since April 10 against St. Louis, and he’s struck out just nine batters in 21.2 innings so far. The Pirates are still last in the majors in runs scored (with 75, behind the Athletics’ 84), but they’ve hit much better recently, and they have a chance to continue to do so against Leake.

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Reds Vs. Pirates: Cincinnati Powers Past Pittsburgh, 6-1

The Cincinnati Reds used the long ball to secure a 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night at PNC Park.

With the score 3-1, Reds in the top of the seventh inning, Zack Cozart and Drew Stubbs hit back-to-back home runs off Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia to make the score 5-1. Cincinnati added another run in the top of the eighth inning when Jay Bruce hit his eighth home run of the season off of reliever Chris Resop to make the score 6-1.

Johnny Cueto went the distance for the Reds, scattering seven hits, striking out three, and throwing just 111 pitches. He improved his record to 4-0 with the win. Correia took the loss, dropping to 1-2 on the year after allowing five earned runs on nine hits over seven innings. The Pittsburgh starter also walked one and struck out three.

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Reds Vs. Pirates Score Update: Reds Off To 3-1 Lead

Through four-and-a-half innings on Friday, the Pirates are behind 3-1 against Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds scored one in the second inning when Jay Bruce doubled and Chris Heisey had a bunt RBI single to third. In the fourth, Heisey tripled to left, then came home when Ryan Hanigan grounded a double down the line past third baseman Pedro Alvarez.

In the bottom of the inning, the Pirates scored one on an Alvarez sacrifice fly, but blew a shot at a bigger inning. Clint Barmes doubled to left, and the Bucs made a poor decision to send Garrett Jones home all the way from first; he was out by a mile.

In the top of the fifth, the Reds got an RBI single from Brandon Phillips to make it 3-1.

Johnny Cueto has been very effective so far, striking out three and walking none. Kevin Correia has one strikeout and one walk.

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Pirates Vs. Reds: Kevin Correia Starts For Pittsburgh In First Game Of Series Against Cincinnati

The Pittsburgh Pirates start a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Can they hit past Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto?

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