Former Pack OF Dickerson Hurt In Reds Win

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PITTSBURGH — Homer Bailey tossed seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds ended the Pittsburgh Pirates' five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory Sunday.

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.

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.

Brandon Phillips had two hits and two RBIs 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 settled down to win for the first time since July 27.

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.

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

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.

The injury-riddled Reds got Scott Rolen off the disabled list but had two players leave the game due to injury.

Dickerson sprained his ankle in third lunging back to the bag when he was picked off first. He was carried into the tunnel. X-rays were negative, but Dickerson was to return to Cincinnati to be re-evaluated Monday morning. Drew Stubbs replaced him in center field.

Catcher Ryan Hanigan was injured on a foul tip off the bat of Delwyn Young in the eighth. He was replaced by Craig Tatum.

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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