Alex Presley belted his third home run of the season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates bats broke out for eight runs on 12 hits on Tuesday against first place Cincinnati. Most of the damage came from three players -- who combined to drive in six of the club's eight runs -- that have struggled to get their bats going this season. Clint Barmes and Casey McGehee have disappointed in their first year with Pittsburgh, and Alex Presley looked lost at the plate in May and was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. But on Tuesday the three of them combined to go 7-for-12 in the Bucs 8-4 win in Cincinnati.

Barmes was benched for four games where he was unplugged from the game to work on his swing. The shortstop was hitting for a .170/.196/.270 line, which included an 0-for-9 skid before Manager Clint Hurdle...

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