McCutchen paced the Pirates offensive attack.

Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker doubled. Volquez whiffed Pedro Alvarez before walking Garrett Jones. Chris Snyder walked to force in a run and Ronny Cedeno's deep fly ball made it 4-0.

Cincinnati got one back in the second when Jonny Gomes homered off of Jeff Karstens. Three straight singles in the bottom of the fourth off Karstens brought home another run, with Paul Janish stroking the run producing knock. The wheels fell off in the next inning. Karstens was pulled after three straight one out hits. Miguel Cairo homered to make it 4-3. Joey Votto singled and Scott Rolen doubled to tie the gam...

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