A first inning tater from Jones set the tone.
The Cincinnati Reds have been plagued by giving up first inning runs. Tonight their former ace, Aaron Harang now pitching for San Diego, was troubled by the same problem. Harang gave up a pair of two run bombs in the first inning as the Padres fell into an early hole from which they couldn't escape.
The two worst offenses in the National League did battle. With those early runs, the Pirates got all the scoring they would need. James McDonald was solid in holding the anemic Friars at bay.
Xavier Paul singled with one out in the first off Harang. Jones followed him with a drive over the fence in right. Neil Walker singled. With two outs Chris Snyder homered to left. Just like that, it was 4-0 Bucs. Harang would give up just one more hit ...
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