Fryer had two hits.

Former Reds pitcher and long time broadcaster Joe Nuxhall would occasionally describe a rather poorly played game by saying 'There isn't a woman in the world uglier than that game.' The Ol' Lefthander likely would've busted out that phrase had he been on hand for today's proceedings. The Pirates managed only seven hits. St. Louis committed three errors. The only Pirates to knock in a run both came into the game with one RBI on the year. With the victory, the Pirates avoided a sweep and moved back into first by percentage points with San Francisco knocking of Milwaukee on the west coast.

St. Louis started the see saw battle with a run in the second. Colby Rasmus and Skip Schumaker both singled. Gerald Laird knocked a fly ball to Andrew McCutchen that scored Rasmus....

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