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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.

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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