Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barrett, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 28758

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 77-82 42-39 35-43 W1
Pittsburgh 71-88 36-45 35-43 L1

Recap


Dontrelle Willis pitched and hit his way to his first victory since June 2010 as the Cincinnati Reds won 5-4 in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Willis (1-6) threw six innings of three-hit ball and belted a two-run double in the sixth inning that snapped a 3-3 tie. Willis fanned six and walked two.

Willis, the former Rookie of the Year, entered the game winless in a dozen starts on the season. His one-out double in the sixth inning followed a single by Devin Mesoraco and a double by Janish.

The Reds prevailed despite squandering an early 3-0 lead. Jay Bruce had an RBI single in the first inning. Paul Janish added a sacrifice fly and Brandon Phillips followed with a run-scoring single in the second.

The Pirates tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the second. Chase d’Arnaud had a two-run triple and later scored on a single by Mike McKenry.

Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth inning for his 35th save. He allowed a run-scoring double by Neil Walker but got Pedro Alvarez to fly out to end it.

Daniel Moskos (1-1) took the loss in relief. He allowed two runs on three hits in just a third of an inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Dontrelle Willis Player James McDonald
Win W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Chris Heisey Player Chase d'Arnaud
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 0 15 .297 15 9 5 4 1 1
Pittsburgh 4 0 7 .138 8 11 4 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Pirates have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .494 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Reds have a W/L % of .403 after a win and .561 after a loss.
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