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Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

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Cincinnati (52-71) «1001101004100
Pittsburgh (51-71)000010000150

Reds 4, Pirates 1

CBSSports.com wire reports
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PITTSBURGH -- Homer Bailey settled down in time to help the Cincinnati Reds end the Pittsburgh Pirates' five-game winning streak.

Bailey tossed seven sharp innings and Reds beat the Pirates 4-1 Sunday, salvaging the finale of their weekend series.

Bailey allowed one run and four hits, retiring his final eight batters to help the Reds win for only the second time in nine games. Cincinnati also improved to 10-26 since the All-Star break.

"At the very beginning of the game I was a little off and as the game went along I had some cushion to work with," Bailey said. "The guys' bats woke up today. I just kind of kept going after them."

Delwyn Young had two hits and Andrew McCutchen reached three times for Pittsburgh, which scored 17 runs in the first two games of the series.

"We got shut down today," manager John Russell said. "It's one of those things where a guy pitched pretty well against us. We had some opportunities early, but they seemed to all come with two outs and we couldn't get the big two-out hits."

  Harang's season over

Brandon Phillips had two hits and two RBI for the Reds, who climbed back into fifth after dropping into last following Saturday's 12-2 loss. Joey Votto and Paul Janish also had two hits, and Francisco Cordero worked the ninth for his 26th save and first since Aug. 11.

Bailey (3-4) threw 53 pitches in the first two innings but buckled down to win for the first time since July 27.

"I thought Homer threw effectively with his fastball," Votto said. "The first few innings he was a little -- I don't want to say shaky -- but he was not quite as dialed in as he was late in the game, so to see him pitch with more confidence as the game went along, I think that's a feather in his cap."

Cincinnati got to Kevin Hart for single runs in the first, fourth and fifth. Phillips singled in Chris Dickerson in the first, Jonny Gomes added a sacrifice fly in the fourth and Votto's RBI single made it 3-0 in the fifth.

"We got [Hart's] pitch count up high, and we kept working and we scored enough to win," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

Phillips also drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the seventh, increasing his team-leading total to 77 RBI.

Making his fourth start since being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on July 30, Hart (4-3) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings.

"I don't think you're going to win a lot of games at this level throwing the ball like I did today," Hart said. "The way we've been playing, I just wanted to keep us in the ballgame and give us a chance with the way we've been swinging the bats. ... I'll take it and learn from it but I don't know how much sleep I'm going to get tonight."

The injury-riddled Reds got Scott Rolen off the disabled list but announced right-hander Aaron Harang was lost for the year due to an appendectomy and had two players leave the game with injuries.

Dickerson sprained his left ankle lunging back to the bag when he was picked off first in the third, and was carried into the tunnel. X-rays were negative, but Baker said Dickerson would be placed on the disabled list before the Reds' next game Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Dickerson was to return to Cincinnati to be re-evaluated Monday morning. Drew Stubbs replaced him in center field.

Catcher Ryan Hanigan received a mild concussion on a foul tip off Young's bat in the eighth. He was replaced by Craig Tatum, and Baker said Hanigan was day to day.

"It's been a frustrating year," Votto said. "We keep losing important players."

Notes

The game broke a string in which Pirates starters earned victories in five straight games and Pirates hitters homered at least once during each of the past five as well. ... Pittsburgh had the longest active winning streak in the majors heading into the game. The Pirates haven't won six straight since May 6-12, 2008.

 
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Players of the Game
Cincinnati

H. Bailey
IP 7.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 4
K 4
Pittsburgh

D. Young
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Cincinnati Reds
Chris Dickerson, CF1110100 .277
    Drew Stubbs, CF3110012 .150
Paul Janish, SS4120102 .210
Joey Votto, 1B4021112 .312
Brandon Phillips, 2B5022002 .261
Scott Rolen, 3B3100225 .310
Laynce Nix, LF5010026 .252
Jonny Gomes, RF3011000 .281
    Wladimir Balentien, RF0000000 .226
Ryan Hanigan, C3000111 .272
    Craig Tatum, C0000000 .105
Homer Bailey, P2000001 .048
   a- Kevin Barker, PH1000000 .222
    Arthur Rhodes, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Totals34410467  
a-fouled out for Bailey in the 8th
Batting
2B - Drew Stubbs (2, Hart), Paul Janish (5, J. Chavez)
SF - Jonny Gomes (2)
SH - Homer Bailey (3)
RBI - Joey Votto (61), Brandon Phillips 2 (77), Jonny Gomes (38)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Phillips (26)
SB - Chris Dickerson (11, 2nd base off Hart/Doumit), Brandon Phillips (20, 2nd base off Hart/Doumit)
PK - Chris Dickerson (2, Hart)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - B. Phillips-Janish-Votto
Cincinnati Reds
Homer Bailey (W,3-4) 7411440 6.82
Arthur Rhodes (H,19) 1000020 2.34
Francisco Cordero (S,26) 1100010 2.20
Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 114-69, Arthur Rhodes 19-13, Francisco Cordero 17-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 8-8, Francisco Cordero 1-1
Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 28, Arthur Rhodes 3, Francisco Cordero 4
Pittsburgh Pirates
Andrew McCutchen, CF2110200 .284
Delwyn Young, 2B4021012 .312
Garrett Jones, 1B4000003 .299
Lastings Milledge, LF4000011 .233
Ryan Doumit, C3000100 .222
Brandon Moss, RF4000013 .237
Ramon Vazquez, 3B4010010 .250
Brian Bixler, SS4010021 .207
Kevin Hart, P1000111 .267
    Steven Jackson, P0000000 .000
    Jesse Chavez, P0000000 .000
   a- Steve Pearce, PH1000000 .211
    Chris Bootcheck, P0000000 .000
    Joel Hanrahan, P0000000 .000
Totals3115147  
a-grounded out for J. Chavez in the 7th
Batting
2B - Brian Bixler (4, Bailey)
RBI - Delwyn Young (37)
SB - Andrew McCutchen (14, 2nd base off Bailey/Hanigan)
Team LOB - 7
Pittsburgh Pirates
Kevin Hart (L,4-3) 5633340 4.14
Steven Jackson 1100100 3.45
Jesse Chavez 1211000 3.88
Chris Bootcheck 1000000 19.80
Joel Hanrahan 1100230 6.04
WP - Joel Hanrahan (9)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Hart 99-60, Steven Jackson 18-12, Jesse Chavez 13-12, Chris Bootcheck 23-17, Joel Hanrahan 34-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Hart 5-5, Steven Jackson 1-2, Jesse Chavez 2-1, Chris Bootcheck 1-2
Batters Faced - Kevin Hart 23, Steven Jackson 5, Jesse Chavez 5, Chris Bootcheck 3, Joel Hanrahan 6
Game Information
Attendance - 21209
Game Time - 3:30
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Kevin Causey, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Paul Schrieber