The Pirates had another late inning rally. This time they held on for the win by getting three ninth inning runs off Francisco Cordero.
Through eight innings Pittsburgh was limited to just four singles by Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati bullpen. Pirate runners didn’t advance past second base against Cueto.
The Reds didn’t fare much better against Brian Burres. He also went seven and surrendered just four hits. Unfortunately, two of them were doubles that came back-to-back to start the fourth inning from Orlando Cabrera and Joey Votto. Those two hits put the Reds up 1-0.
It was a different story in the ninth inning. Francisco Cordero was on to close it out. John Bowker coaxed a walk. Ryan Doumit singled to center. Lastings Milledge bunted into a fielder’s choice with Bowker being elimin...
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