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MLB: Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4

Aug. 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ramon Hernandez and Brandon Phillips drove in runs in the ninth inning Sunday, boosting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh.

Down 4-3 and facing all-star Pittsburgh closer Joel Hanrahan (0-3) in the ninth, Hernandez stroked an RBI base hit to tie it up.

The go-ahead run scored on Phillips' groundout, which the Pirates tried but failed to convert into an inning-ending double play.

Joey Votto cracked a three-run homer in the sixth for the Reds, who took the rubber match of a three-game set at PNC Park.

Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones and each belted two-run homers for the Pirates.

Jose Tabata, who signed a six-year contract extension with Pittsburgh before the game, scored on both of the blasts.

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