Francisco Liriano was strong again with six strikeouts in six innings, but allowed his first two HR of the year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Let's not dwell too much on this one. The Cincinnati Reds hit four solo home runs, three of which would have flown out even in larger ballparks, plus Mike Leake and Co. frustrated the Pirates again by keeping them hitless with runners in scoring position. There are three games to go and all are very important if the Bucs do not want to fall further behind in the NL Central stampede.
Homer No. 1 -- Russell Martin gives Francisco Liriano a spot low and inside with a 2-2 count. Instead, Liriano hangs a slider down the middle for Zack Cosart to demolish into the upper deck, the first home run allowed by the left-hander this year.
Homer No. 2 -- L...
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