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Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Cincinnati 6-5

Neil Walker plated the deciding run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
April 21, 2014 at 10:32 PM   |   Comments

Neil Walker plated the deciding run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

After squandering a 4-2 lead provided by newly acquired Ike Davis' fourth- inning grand slam, the Pirates pulled even on Andrew McCutchen's solo homer in the eighth before taking advantage of a pair of walks issued by J.J. Hoover (1-2) in the ninth.

Walker and McCutchen each finished with three hits and Davis went 2-for-4 to help Pittsburgh halt a three-game skid and take the opener of this four-game set.

Jared Hughes (1-0), called up from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the contest, stranded two in the top of the ninth to notch the win.

Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco each had three hits and an RBI for Cincinnati, which received seven innings of four-run ball out of starter Mike Leake.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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