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.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Reds, there's Red Reporter. And as always, please check out the SB Nation MLB Baseball hub page for more on this and every Major League series.

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