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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.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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