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Cincinnati Downed 5-3 By Pittsburgh - Johnny Cueto Takes Loss

Cincinnati Downed 5-3 By Pittsburgh - Johnny Cueto Takes Loss

Jay Bruce swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs but it wasn't enough as Pirates defeated Cincinnati 5-3 at Great American Ball Park.

The Pirates were a +162 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Pittsburgh got 6 2/3 innings from James McDonald, who gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 2 RBIs from Neil Walker in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Johnny Cueto worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jay Bruce in a losing cause.

Joel Hanrahan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Detroit. Cincinnati will aim to get back on the winning track at Cleveland.