PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 19: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on June 19, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Final: Pirates 4 Reds 3 12 innings (Boxscore)
*Reds jumped to 2-0 lead, Pirates rallied with a three run 5th to lead 3-2. Devin Mesoraco homered in 9th to tie. Tony Cingrani walked in winning run bottom 12th.
*Reds missed out first sweep of season...drop back under .500 (35-36)....drop 7.5 back of Brewers.
*Ryan Ludwick was late lineup scratch (tightness back), replaced by Chris Heisey.
*Heisey's 1st start since June 5, previous 7 appearances were PH.
*Heisey 0 for 4, now 0 for last 15.
*Billy leads off with 2B, extending hit streak to 6 in a row.
*Hamilton SB #29. Last Reds rookie with at least 30 SB: Chris Sabo (46) in 1988.
*Homer Bailey entered with career mark at PNC: 5-1 1.60 in 7 starts.
*Bailey retired first 9 batters faced, 3 K.
*2 hits Cozart, 3 hits Frazier.
*Gregory Polanco got Pirates 1st hit of day leading off 4th inning.
*Polanco has collected a hit in each of the first 9 games of his career.
*Nice AB by Bruce, fouling off three pitches and lifting SF score score Votto.
*Bailey got big K of Josh Harrison, with 2-outs, Pirates on corners to end 4th.
*After retiring 1st 9 batters, Homer allowed 2 hits in 4th, 5 in 5th, and 2 in 6th.
*Homer got in big 5th inning trouble, facing bottom part of order, balked and allowed 3 straight 2-out RBI 1B.
*Todd Frazier lined a shot of LF wall, tried for 2B, caught hung up, tagged out leading off 6th.
*Bailey walked the pitcher, Jeff Locke, to load bases in 6th and was done for the day: 5.2 IN, 9 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K....92 pitches/64 strikes.
*Rain delay Bottom 6th....35-minutes
*2 balk day by Reds pitchers, Bailey and Cingrani.
*Sam LeCure replaced Bailey 6th, after delay with bases loaded 2-outs, got Polanco for final out. From Joel Luckhaupt: That's 17 times in his career that LeCure has come in to the game with the bases loaded. 2 of those 51 runners have scored.
*Logan Ondrusek 1.1 IN, including navigating 7th inning, middle of order, 1-2-2.
*Manny Parra, 8th: .2, 1 H
*Jonathan Broxton, 9th: Velocity down, leadoff BB Snyder, Hamilton made SPECTACULAR catch leaping into wall to make catch and almost get DP at 1st, ground out Polanco, BB Marte. Price brings in Chapman to face McCutchen: K!
*Aroldis Chapman: Faced 4, 4 K.
11th: 2B, BB, pitcher Worley PH, K trying to bunt.....Polanco FO, Marte K.
12th: Sanchez 1B, Cingrani balk, IBB to Harrison, Mercer K, Barmes HBP, Martin walks to force in winning run.
T7: Mesoraco BB, Cozart 1B, Ludwick PH w/2outs, GO.
T8: Hamilton K, Frazier 1B, Votto FO, Phillips GO
T9: Zack Cozart 2-out 2B, Brayan Pena PH, lined out.
T10: Frazier 1B, CS with 2 outs.
T1: Hamilton 2B, SB, Votto RBI SF, 1-0 Reds
T4: Votto 2B, moved to 3rd on Frazier FO, scored on Bruce RBI SF, 2-0 Reds.
B5: Bailey caught his spikes on his delivery and balked in a run, 2-1 Reds.
B5: Marte RBI 1B, 2-2
B5: McCutchen RBI 1B, 3-2 Pirates
T9: Birthday boy Devin Mesoraco, 1-out, HR #10, 3-3...1st HR since June 3.
B12: Sanchez 1B, Cingrani balk, IBB to Harrison, Mercer K, Barmes HBP, Martin walks to force in winning run.
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 19: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds scores on a sacrifice fly in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on June 19, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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