McDonald evened his record at 3-3.

James McDonald chucked it well. The Pirates beat Johnny Cueto for a change. It added up to a two game sweep in Cincinnati.

The Reds drew first blood. In the second inning the Pirates loaded the bases but were unable to cash in against Cueto. Jay Bruce led off the bottom of the second with a homer to give the Reds an early lead. They wouldn't hold onto it. Pittsburgh put together a two out rally in the fifth to take the lead for good. Andrew McCutchen doubled with two out. Xavier Paul's single tied the score. After a walk to Garrett Jones, Neil Walker doubled to drive home both runners.

Jordan Smith relieved Cueto to start the sixth inning and Ryan Doumit hit a lead off homer to make it 4-1. Nick Masset was on in the eighth and he surrendered an R...

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