Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 23, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 23632

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 76-81 42-39 34-42 L1
Pittsburgh 70-87 35-44 35-43 W1

Recap


Ryan Ludwick's ninth-inning single lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

With pinch-runner Chase d'Arnaud on second base, Ludwick lined an offering from Nick Masset off the base of the center-field wall as Pittsburgh improved to 9-4 against the Reds this season.

Closer Joel Hanrahan (1-4) earned the win after blowing the save in the ninth inning.

Bill Bray (5-3) absorbed the loss after surrendering a Jason Jaramillo double with one out in the 10th.

Garrett Jones ended a monthlong power drought with a two-run homer to give the Pirates an early lead. Jones drilled a 1-0 pitch from Edinson Volquez  into the center-field picnic area at PNC Park for his first home run since Aug. 21, also against the Reds.

The second-inning blast traveled an estimated 458 feet.

The Pirates extended the lead to 3-0 but couldn't hold on, as Hanrahan forced in the tying run in the ninth after hitting Todd Frazier with the bases loaded.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Edinson Volquez Player Jeff Locke
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 4.2
5 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 6
5.40 ERA 1.93
Hitting
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Paul Janish Player Ryan Doumit
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 0 13 .289 25 8 3 3 3 0
Pittsburgh 8 1 15 .250 8 8 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Pirates have a W/L % of .386 after a win and .494 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Reds have a W/L % of .403 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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