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MLB: Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 4

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 1, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 1, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt | License Photo

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Paul Janish homered and drove in four runs and Johnny Cueto delivered a strong start Wednesday in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-4 win over Pittsburgh.

Janish tied the game 1-1 with an RBI single in the second inning and added a three-run blast in the seventh to cap a six-run uprising as the Reds took the rubber match of a three-game series at PNC Park.

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Jonny Gomes and Juan Francisco each added three hits and a run driven in for Cincinnati, which moved a full game ahead of St. Louis atop the National League Central standings.

Cueto (11-2) remained undefeated in eight straight starts, limiting the Pirates to one run on three hits over six innings while walking two and striking out six.

Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Jeff Clement all socked home runs for the Pirates.

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