Cincinnati 8, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 12077

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 2 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 8 12 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 28-21 15-9 13-12 W1
Pittsburgh 24-25 15-11 9-14 L1

Recap


Reds 8, Pirates 1: After saving a diner at a Pittsburgh restaurant from choking earlier in the day, Cincinnati's Todd Frazier had a double, a triple and two RBIs to lead the first-place Reds.

Homer Bailey (4-3) tossed a four-hitter, allowing one run to win his third straight start and improve to 6-0 in eight starts against Pittsburgh. It was Bailey's second career complete game and his first since 2010.

Frazier, who reportedly used the Heimlich Maneuver to save a man from choking on a piece of steak Tuesday, doubled home a run in the first and added an RBI triple in the fourth. 

Jay Bruce added three hits and two RBIs for the Reds, who have won nine of 11.

Pirates starter Charlie Morton (2-6) lasted only four innings, allowing four runs on six hits. Morton has lost three straight starts and five of his last six.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The start of the game was delayed about two hours because of rain. ... The Reds extended their lead in the National League Central to 1 1/2 games over St. Louis, which lost 5-4 at Atlanta. The Pirates are four games back. … Pittsburgh had its season-high four-game winning streak snapped. … Bailey has eight quality starts in his 10 outings this season, including four straight.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Homer Bailey Player Charlie Morton
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 4.0
5 Strikeouts 0
4 Hits 6
1.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Jay Bruce Player Casey McGehee
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 1
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 12 0 18 .324 15 3 7 3 0 1
Pittsburgh 4 0 6 .129 7 5 1 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Pirates have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .640 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Reds have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.