Things got out of hand in a hurry at PNC Park Sunday afternoon. It was the Pirates final home game of the regular season, and the Cincinnati Reds scored five times in the first inning off Jeff Locke to take an early, commanding lead en route to a 11-3 victory over the Bucs.
"The one ball got through the left side, then we had too many misses," Locke said. "He walked three and four, and then through the next two batters balls were just left over the middle of the plate."
Clint Hurdle's squad topped out at 50 wins on its home turf this season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Locke (10-7) threw just 27 pitches in the frame, and allowed five runs on three hits and two walks, and struck one batter out.
"Everything happened pretty fast," Locke said. "A hit, a few walks, a big hit by Bruce, a...
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