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James McDonald Tagged With Loss in Reds-Pirates Match

Cincinnati used a 2-HR day from Jonny Gomes on Saturday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds defeated Pittsburgh 11-2 in baseball action.

Cincinnati was favored by -143 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Mike Leake earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 4, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Ramon Hernandez in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ryan Doumit in a losing cause.

Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 15-6 in the game.