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Pirates, Reds look to turn things around in series opener

May 25, 2007 - 2:08 PM Pittsburgh (19-27) at Cincinnati (18-30) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- A pair of struggling teams meet in the opener of a three-game series as the Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

The Pirates were swept in a three-game set at St. Louis - scoring only eight runs - and have lost seven out of nine overall. The Reds lost three of four at home to the Nationals and have dropped 17 of their last 22 contests.

Cincinnati owns the National League's worst record.

To turn things around, the Reds will turn to ace Aaron Harang (5-2, 4.78 ERA), who struggled in his first start since coming off the bereavement list on Sunday - a 5-3 loss at Cleveland on Sunday - when he allowed five earned runs and nine hits in five innings.

Harang is 2-0 with a 6.59 ERA against Pittsburgh this season. The righthander is 10-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 15 starts against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh counters with Paul Maholm (2-6, 5.82), who surrendered four earned runs and eight hits over five frames against Arizona. In 22 innings pitched in the month of May, the lefthander is 1-3 with a 6.55 ERA, the same totals he has posted on the road this season.

Maholm is 2-3 with a 5.51 ERA in eight career starts against the Reds.








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    FINAL 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    10 R H E
    -- - - -
    PITTSBURGH 8 10 11 1
    CINCINNATI 2 4 11 1 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: PIT

    May 25 10:23 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, E ENCARNACION ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 10
    CINCINNATI 4 BOTTOM, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: C MOELLER (.188, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 10:22 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX GONZALEZ SCORED ADAM DUNN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 10
    CINCINNATI 3 BOTTOM, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.217, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 10:22 PM
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    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 10:19 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACK WILSON SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, J WILSON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 10
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N MCLOUTH (.239, 0-FOR-0, SAC)

    May 25 10:04 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACK WILSON SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 8 RUNS IN, J WILSON ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 10
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N MCLOUTH (.239, 0-FOR-0, SAC)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 10:04 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY XAVIER NADY SCORED JASON BAY. ERROR BY RYAN FREEL
    ALLOWED RONNY PAULINO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, X NADY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 9
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.251, 1-FOR-3, HBP)

    May 25 9:59 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY XAVIER NADY SCORED JASON BAY. ERROR BY RYAN FREEL
    ALLOWED RONNY PAULINO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, X NADY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 9
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.251, 1-FOR-3, HBP)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:59 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ AND ADAM
    LAROCHE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, R PAULINO ON SECOND, J BAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: X NADY (.273, 1-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    May 25 9:58 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED FREDDY SANCHEZ AND ADAM
    LAROCHE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, R PAULINO ON SECOND, J BAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 7
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: X NADY (.273, 1-FOR-4, HR, RBI)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:58 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: B Salmon relieved D Weathers.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J BAY ON FIRST, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, F
    SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R Paulino (.217, 0-FOR-2)

    May 25 9:53 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - PITCHING CHANGE
    CIN: BRAD SALMON (0-1, 2.45) IN THE 10TH
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J BAY ON FIRST, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, F
    SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.217, 0-FOR-2)

    May 25 9:53 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    JASON BAY HIT BY DAVID WEATHERS PITCH WITH BASES LOADED
    SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J BAY ON FIRST, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, F
    SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.217, 0-FOR-2)

    May 25 9:52 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    JASON BAY HIT BY DAVID WEATHERS PITCH WITH BASES LOADED
    SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J BAY ON FIRST, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, F
    SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R PAULINO (.217, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:52 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED NATE MCLOUTH.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F SANCHEZ ON SECOND, J BAUTISTA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.191, 0-FOR-4)

    May 25 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY FREDDY SANCHEZ SCORED NATE MCLOUTH.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F SANCHEZ ON SECOND, J BAUTISTA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: A LAROCHE (.191, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CHRIS DUFFY SCORED JACK WILSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAUTISTA ON FIRST, N MCLOUTH ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.278, 0-FOR-4)

    May 25 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CHRIS DUFFY SCORED JACK WILSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAUTISTA ON FIRST, N MCLOUTH ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: F SANCHEZ (.278, 0-FOR-4)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:51 PM
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    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:51 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: N McLouth hit for J Bayliss.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, J WILSON ON FIRST, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N McLouth (.239, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    May 25 9:44 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: C Moeller catching.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 10TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J Wilson (.247, 0-FOR-2)

    May 25 9:41 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 9 0 (TOP 10)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - JONAH BAYLISS
    CIN - DAVID WEATHERS

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.247, 0-FOR-2, HBP)
    J BAYLISS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    J BAUTISTA (.263, 0-FOR-2, BB,

    May 25 9:39 PM
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    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 9:20 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF PAUL MAHOLM.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CONINE (.283, 1-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 8:39 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEN GRIFFEY JR (11) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF PAUL MAHOLM.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.287, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 8:37 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY XAVIER NADY (6) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF AARON HARANG.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2, CINCINNATI 0
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.250, 1 HR, 9 RBI)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 7:27 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON BAY (6) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF AARON HARANG.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, CINCINNATI 0
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: R DOUMIT (.341, 3 HR, 12 RBI)

    Pirates vs. RedsMay 25 7:24 PM