CINCINNATI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick's single sent home Devin Mesoraco with the game-winning run in the 14th inning Monday, handing Cincinnati a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.
Two batters later, Ludwick hit a grounder into the hole. Shortstop Jordy Mercer made a diving stop but bobbled the ball on the transfer, allowing Mesoraco to cross home and end the marathon.
Alfredo Simon (3-2) earned the win after wiggling out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the top of the 14th.
Andrew McCutchen went deep for the fading Pirates, who fell for the eighth time in 10 games.