The Pirates hitters were frustrated by Cueto all night, gathering only one hit. (Photo by: David Hague)
Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto pitched eight one-hit innings and Cincinnati smacked two home runs to win the series opener over the Pirates 4-0 on Friday night at PNC Park.
"You tip your cap to him. You hate to say those words, but he was really good tonight," said Pirates second baseman Neil Walker.
Jay Bruce scored two of the Reds' six runs. (Photo by: David Hague)
Jay Bruce broke the scoreless stalemate for the Reds (34-21) in the 4th inning, driving a high fastball from Wandy Rodriguez over the right-center-field fence for his eighth home run of the season, putting Cincinnati ahead of the Pirates (34-21) for good.
"It was an 0-2 count, and he knows fastball is comi...
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