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Reds: Big win, 3 of 4 from Pirates and now .500 at 11-11

 

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PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 24: Tony Cingrani #52 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park April 24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Running boxscore

*Reds take 3 of 4 in Pittsburgh, win 3rd straight series and move to .500 at 11-11.
*Have won 7 of 9.....after starting 3-8, Reds have gone 8-3.
*2nd three game win streak of season.
*Reds move to 3-7 in 1-run games.
*Streak of scoring at least 4 runs ends at 10 games.
*Big hit: Down 1-0 in 6th, Ludwick 2-out, 2-run 2B for 2-1 lead. 
*Cingrani: 6 IN, 1 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K....103 pitches, retired 9 in a row innings 3-4-5, stranded 7 runners.
*Brandon Crumpton called up today with Wandy Rodriguez on DL. : 7 IN, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K. Had 2.05 ERA in 5 ML starts for Pirates last year. Cumpton was 2-0 with 1.42 ERA in three starts at Triple-A this season.
*Bullpen: 3 scoreless innings, 1 H,  Ondrusek, LeCure, Broxton
*Bullpen last 2 games: 5.1 scoreless innings.
*Mesoraco hitting streak snapped at 11 (0-4).
*Cozart 0 for 4, .141
*Votto H, BB, HBP
*3 Reds HBP: Ludwick, Votto, Frazier. 
*Bruce SB #4, had 7 last year, ML high 9 in 2012, 19 at Dayton '06. 25th SB for team.
*Day off for Billy Hamilton, Chris Heisey got start in CF.
*Prior to the game, Jay Bruce's double in the 8th inning last night was changed to a single and an error on CF Andrew McCutchen. 
*Per Joel Luckhaupt, FS Ohio, Johnny Cueto assumes active ML steak of consecutive starts without allowing more than 5 hits, with 8.
*Next: Friday in Atlanta, Homer Bailey vs Ervin Santana

Moments of note:
*T1: Votto BB, Phillips 1B with one out. Bruce K, Frazier FO.
*B1: 1 out, Neil Walker 11 pitch BB, McCutchen infield 1B, Sanchez K, Phillips couldn't handle Alvarez 1B, 1-0 Pirates. 32 pitch inning for Cingrani.
*T2: Ludwick HBP, 3rd DP year for Cozart.
*B3: Cingrai worked around leadoff 1B Walker and BB McCutchen...62 pitches through 3 innings.
*T4: Frazier 1 out 2B, stranded by Ludwick and Mesoraco.
*T6: Votto HBP to leadoff 6th, BP ground out, Bruce K, Frazier HBP, Ludwick 2-out, 2-run 2B, 2-1 Reds. Video
*B6: Cingrani's ML record streak of 22 straight starts to begin career without allowing more than 5 hits ended. Sanchez 1B, Alvarez K, Tabata 1B, foul out Mercer, Stewart FO.
*B7: Logan Ondrusek: Snider K, Marte GO, Walker 1B, McCutchen FC.
B8: Sam LeCure: K-K-K, 11 pitches, 9 strikes
T9: Ludwick 1B, 2-hit 2-RBI day, his 6th 2 hits game in 17 starts. 
*Billy PR for Ludwick in 9th---CS 3rd time.
*B9: Jonathan Broxton: 1-2-3 9th....4th save.

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 24: Todd Frazier #21, Devin Mesoraco #39 and Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrate after scoring on a two RBI double in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park April 24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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