Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 16, 2011 1:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 50°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 26418

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Cincinnati 0 1 1 0 7 2 0 0 11 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 6-8 1-5 5-3 L1
Cincinnati 9-5 6-2 3-3 W1

Recap


Ramon Hernandez hit a grand slam and Drew Stubbs added a two-run blast during a seven-run fifth inning as the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-2, on Saturday.

Joey Votto added three hits, an RBI, two runs and a stolen base and Jonny Gomes homered twice for the Reds, who saw their offense bounce back after totaling three runs in two straight losses.

The game was knotted at 2-2 when Cincinnati went to work against James McDonald (0-1) in the fifth. Miguel Cairo led off and reached on an error and Votto followed with a single and a stolen base. Jay Bruce was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out before Juan Francisco snapped the tie, knocking a single into right to push a run across.

Hernandez followed and took a 1-1 offering from McDonald over the wall in left to stretch it to 7-2. That ended McDonald’s day but not the rally, as Stubbs followed a single by Mike Leake with his third homer off Mike Crotta. McDonald was charged with seven runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Leake (2-0) was the beneficiary of all that support and ended up going six innings while allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
James McDonald Player Mike Leake
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 4
12.46 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Garrett Jones Player Ramon Hernandez
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 4
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 6 0 7 .200 15 8 2 7 1 1
Cincinnati 15 4 31 .385 12 6 11 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Reds have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Pirates have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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