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Pirates Lose In Extra Innings, 4-3

Sports Network | September 10, 2010


Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Heisey scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning thanks to a misplay by Pittsburgh catcher Chris Snyder, and the Cincinnati Reds edged the Pirates, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

The Pirates had rallied with two runs in the ninth to force extra innings.

Heisey beat out a bunt to start the 12th. Pittsburgh reliever Wilfredo Ledezma (0-2) was then lifted in favor ofJoel Hanrahan after Joey Votto was hit by a pitch.

After Scott Rolen singled to load the bases, Jonny Gomes broke his bat on a slow roller up the middle. Shortstop Ronny Cedeno fielded the ball and threw home, but Snyder dropped the ball.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.