Tabata celebrated his contract extension with two hits and two runs scored.
The Pirates battled back from deficits all night to tie the score in the eighth, with good chances to push ahead. They were unable to take the lead in the eighth, with two runners getting thrown out at the plate. In the ninth, Joel Hanrahan had a very rare poor outing and Cincinnati scored three times to win 11-8. Neither Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia or Reds hurler Homer Bailey were around to get a decision.
After three scoreless innings,the fireworks went off. Freddie Lewis led off the visitor's half of the fourth with a single. Joey Votto dingered to put the Reds up 2-0.
Pittsburgh answered immediately. Andrew McCutchen singled. Neil Walker did likewise. Ryan Ludwick walked with one out to load the ...
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