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Reds 4, Pirates 3
Daniel McCutchen threw 67 of his 102 pitches for strikes on Monday. (David Kohl/AP)
Jesse Chavez's wild pitch in the ninth inning allowed the decisive run to score as the Pirates lost to the Reds. Daniel McCutchen gave up three runs over six solid innings and hit an RBI single in his first at-bat in his Major League debut.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (53-76)
Lost 4
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3   CIN
Cincinnati (57-73)
Won 1
August 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 5 0
Cincinnati
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 7 0
Standings thru 8/31/09  |  Recap: PIT | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Reds stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .289
Young, D, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .292
Jones, G, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .292
LaRoche, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .246
Moss, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .242
Milledge, LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .272
Cedeno, R, SS 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 .205
Jaramillo, C 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 .250
McCutchen, P 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .500
  a-Vazquez, R, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 3 5 3 5 6 10  

a-Hit into a double play for McCutchen in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Cedeno, R (3, Fisher, C).
TB: McCutchen; Cedeno, R 4; Jaramillo 2.
RBI: Jaramillo 2 (22), McCutchen (1).
2-out RBI: Jaramillo; McCutchen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen; Moss; McCutchen.
GIDP: Jaramillo 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jones, G (9, 2nd base off Wells, K/Tatum).

 
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Stubbs, CF 4 2 2 1 0 2 1 .232
Sutton, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .170
  b-Phillips, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Votto, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308
Rolen, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .313
Gomes, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .275
  Masset, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Balentien, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .222
Rosales, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .201
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  McDonald, D, RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .224
Tatum, C 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .120
Wells, K, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
  Fisher, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Janish, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .227
Totals 33 4 7 3 3 9 9  

a-Walked for Fisher, C in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Sutton in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Stubbs (2, 1st inning off McCutchen, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sutton; McDonald, D; Rolen; Tatum; Stubbs 5; Balentien.
RBI: Stubbs (4), Sutton (5), Rolen (49).
2-out RBI: Rolen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Stubbs (3, 2nd base off McCutchen/Jaramillo).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Sutton-Rosales-Votto, Votto, Votto-Janish).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCutchen 6.0 5 3 3 2 5 1 4.50
Hanrahan 2.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5.53
Chavez, J (L, 0-4) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.90
 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wells, K 6.0 2 2 2 4 2 0 5.48
Fisher, C (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.05
Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.66
Masset (W, 5-1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.73

WP: Hanrahan, Chavez, J.
HBP: Cedeno, R (by Wells, K).
Pitches-strikes: McCutchen 102-67, Hanrahan 32-20, Chavez, J 14-7, Wells, K 108-60, Fisher, C 12-7, Rhodes 22-15, Masset 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCutchen 9-0, Hanrahan 1-0, Chavez, J 1-1, Wells, K 7-3, Fisher, C 0-0, Rhodes 1-0, Masset 1-0.
Batters faced: McCutchen 25, Hanrahan 7, Chavez, J 4, Wells, K 24, Fisher, C 4, Rhodes 4, Masset 3.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 13,051.
Venue: Great American Ball Park.
August 31, 2009
August 31, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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