Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2

Date - Sunday, July 21, 2013 1:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - John Hirschbeck,
Attendance - 40824

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 57-39 32-18 25-21 W1
Cincinnati 55-43 32-17 23-26 L1

Recap


Pirates 3, Reds 2: Jordy Mercer delivered the tiebreaking single and Jeff Locke allowed one hit over six innings as visiting Pittsburgh salvaged the finale of the three-game set.

Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey (5-9) struck out a career-high 12 but wilted in the seventh as Michael McKenry doubled to left-center field and scored on Mercer’s ground single to center. Jose Tabata added a pinch-hit single later in the inning to end Bailey’s afternoon and give the Pirates a 3-1 edge.

The Reds loaded the bases in the eighth before Mark Melancon induced Joey Votto to hit into a double play and retired Brandon Phillips on a grounder. Jason Grilli allowed a one-out single to Todd Frazier in the ninth before retiring the final two batters for his 30th save in 31 opportunities.

Pittsburgh’s Garrett Jones hit a one-out blast into the right-center field stands in the second inning. The Reds tied the score in the fifth on two walks, a sacrifice bunt by Bailey and a wild pitch by Locke (9-2).

Bailey allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for his fifth loss in six decisions. His only victory during the stretch was a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants on July 2.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a walk to extend his career-best hitting streak to 15 games. Choo’s leadoff infield single in the first inning was the lone Cincinnati hit against Locke. … Grilli’s only blown save of the campaign was against Cincinnati on June 19, when he allowed a game-tying homer to Jay Bruce. … Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) is slated to begin a rehab stint at Single-A Dayton on Wednesday.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Jeff Locke Player Homer Bailey
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.1
6 Strikeouts 12
1 Hits 7
1.50 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Michael McKenry Player Shin-Soo Choo
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 7 1 11 .212 14 16 3 2 0 0
Cincinnati 3 0 3 .111 11 8 0 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Reds have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .619 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Pirates have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .641 after a loss.