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Brandon Cumpton vs Homer Bailey Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 5-3

Brandon Cumpton vs Homer Bailey Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 5-3

Pedro Alvarez drove in 5 runs as his Pirates defeated Cincinnati 5-3 at Great American Ball Park.

Bettors who backed the Pirates were rewarded as +183 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Pittsburgh got 5 innings from Brandon Cumpton, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 3. Bryan Morris earned the victory, while the Pirates got 5 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.

Cincinnati got a 6-inning outing from Homer Bailey in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 0 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Shin-Soo Choo had 2 hits in the loss for the Reds.

The battle of the bats favored Pittsburgh as they had 10 hits, while Cincinnati only had 8.

Tony Watson pitched the final 2 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Cincinnati, they head on the road to face Arizona.