Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - John Hirschbeck,
Attendance - 16543

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 19-23 7-11 12-12 W1
Cincinnati 25-18 15-10 10-8 L1

Recap

Charlie Morton pitched a second straight complete game against Cincinnati as the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates cooled off the homestanding Reds, 5-0, on Wednesday night.
 
Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen homered for the Pirates, who snapped a six-game losing streak.
 
The Reds saw their five-game winning streak come to an end and fell to 5-1 on the seven-game homestand. They also lost for the fourth time in five games this season to Pittsburgh.
 
Morton (5-1), who threw a five-hit complete game in a 6-1 win over Cincinnati on April 15, allowed just five hits and two walks in his third career complete game and second shutout. The righthander improved to 4-1 at Great American Ball Park and set a personal best with a third straight win.
 
The slumping Alvarez, who entered Wednesday's contest batting just .210 with one homer, hit a three-run shot to right off former Pirate Bronson Arroyo in the fourth inning to open the scoring.
 
McCutchen hit his eighth blast of the season in the seventh off Arroyo after Ronny Cedeno led off the frame with a double.
 
Arroyo (3-4) allowed five runs and seven hits in seven innings, becoming the first Reds starter in 14 games to suffer a defeat. Cincinnati starters entered 8-0 with a 2.37 ERA in their last 13 starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Charlie Morton Player Bronson Arroyo
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 6.43
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Ronny CedenoPlayer Chris Heisey
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 8 2 16 .235 7 6 5 2 0 0
Cincinnati 5 0 6 .161 10 5 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Reds have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .647 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Pirates have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .565 after a loss.
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