The Pittsburgh Pirates streak extended to five games after losing their second straight in Cincinnati on Tuesday. After falling in extra-innings on Monday night, the Pirates were able to put up double-digits in hits (11), but still struggled on the offensive side of the ball, plating just three runs as the Reds scored five as their current struggles continue.
With the loss, the Bucs are just three games over .500 (72-69) after sitting with a 16 over mark to start the month of August. Their five game losing streak is their longest since mid-April (also five games) as they've fallen nine of their past 11 games overall in September.
The lone runs that the club was able to plate came from the long ball.
Alex Presley took a 3-2 sinker from the Reds' Mike Leake with one out in the first...
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