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Pirates nip Reds on HR

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run off Jonathan Broxton with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Saturday night.

A day after getting no-hit by Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey, the Pirates won with eight hits.

McCutchen’s 31st homer helped Pittsburgh keep a record 20th consecutive losing season at bay for at least a day. The All-Star hit a 2-2 fastball from Broxton (4-4) a couple rows deep in right-center before getting mobbed at home plate by his teammates.

Joel Hanrahan (5-1) worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the ninth, setting the stage for McCutchen. Pedro Alvarez had two hits for the Pirates, who won for just the seventh time this month.

The two teams play the final game of their season series Sunday. The Reds’ Johnny Cueto (19-9) will attempt to win his 20th game.

Pirates 2, Reds 1

Cincinnati Pittsburgh

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WValdez 2b 4 0 1 0 Presley lf 4 0 1 1

Cozart ss 4 0 1 0 SMarte lf 1 0 0 0

Votto 1b 2 0 1 0 JHrrsn 2b 4 0 1 0

Gregrs pr 0 0 0 0 AMcCt cf 5 1 1 1

Ondrusek p 0 0 0 0 GJones rf 4 0 1 0

Broxton p 0 0 0 0 Grilli p 0 0 0 0

Rolen 3b 4 0 1 1 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0

Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 4 0 0 0

Heisey lf 3 0 0 0 PAlvrz 3b 4 0 2 0

DNavrro c 3 0 1 0 McKnr c 2 0 0 0

Stubbs cf 4 0 0 0 Barmes ss 2 0 1 0

Leake p 2 0 1 0 dArnad pr 0 1 0 0

Arrdondo p 0 0 0 0 Tabata rf 1 0 1 0

Ludwick ph 1 0 1 0 McPhrs p 1 0 0 0

Phipps pr 0 1 0 0 JHughs p 0 0 0 0

Frazier 1b 0 0 0 0 Holt ph 0 0 0 0

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Pittsburgh 000 000 101 — 2

 

One out when winning run scored.

E—Arredondo (1), Cozart (14). DP—Pittsburgh 1. LOB—Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 12. 2B—Leake (3), Ludwick (26), Presley (12), P.Alvarez (24). HR—A.McCutchen (31). S—W.Valdez, D.Navarro, Holt.

IP H R ER BB SO

Cincinnati

Leake 6 4 0 0 3 3

Arredondo 1 2 1 1 1 1

Ondrusek 1 1 0 0 2 0

Broxton L,3-2 1-3 1 1 1 0 0

Pittsburgh

McPherson 6 4 0 0 1 5

J.Hughes 1 1 0 0 0 2

Grilli BS,3-5 1 2 1 1 1 2

Hanrahan W,5-1 1 0 0 0 2 0

WP—Ondrusek.

Umpires—Home, Chris Conroy; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Ed Hickox.

T—3:11. A—38,623 (38,362).