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Pirates Vs. Reds: Bucs Take Three Of Four From Reds, Climb Back To .500

The Pirates finished taking three of four from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday by winning 9-3. The Bucs got on the board early with a series of RBI singles by Neil Walker, Steve Pearce and Chris Snyder. They then tacked on four more runs in the fourth thanks to RBI doubles by Andrew McCutchen and Lyle Overbay and RBI singles by Matt Diaz and Pearce. The Bucs added another run in the fifth when Matt Maloney hit Diaz with a pitch with the bases loaded.

Kevin Correia pitched a complete game for the Bucs, allowing only a run in the second on an error by Pearce and a two-run homer by Chris Heisey in the ninth. He had five strikeouts and two walks, and allowed four hits. Reds starter Travis Wood, meanwhile, allowed six hits in 3.1 innings.

The Pirates managed 15 hits and five walks against Reds pitching. The win brought the Pirates back to .500, at 8-8.

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