Karstens was the tough luck loser.
Cincinnati took advantage of two errors by Chase D'Arnaud and Johnny Cueto was effective again as the Reds managed to take the last game in a three game set. Jeff Karstens was on the losing side despite pitching well once again.
The Reds scored their first run of the series in the first and it was gift wrapped. Chase D'Arnaud's throwing error allowed Chris Heisey to reach second base. Edgar Renteria bunted him to third and Joey Votto's sac fly brought him home. Karstens was uncharacteristically wild to start the second. He walked lead off hitter Jay Bruce. He stole second and moved to third on a Jonny Gomes single. Miguel Cairo delivered a sac fly to make it 2-0 Reds.
The Pirates were unable to do much against Cueto. Karstens doubled with two do...
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