Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Devin Mesoraco scored on Ryan Ludwick's
infield single in the bottom of the 14th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to
a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game series at
Great American Ball Park.
The Pirates squandered a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs in the top of
the 14th as Alfredo Simon (3-2) managed to escape the jam. Pittsburgh also
left the bags full in the 10th.
Mesoraco lined a single off the left-field wall to begin the 14th. Brandon
Phillips then hit a dribbler in front of the plate. Catcher Michael McKenry
tried to get the lead runner, but Mesoraco beat the throw to second base.
Rick VandenHurk (0-1), who had his contract selected from Triple-A
Indianapolis on Monday, retired the next two batters before uncorking a wild
pitch. Ludwick then hit a sharp grounder to shortstop. Chase d'Arnaud, whom
the Pirates also recalled from Indianapolis, made a diving stop, but was
unable to make the throw.
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