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Bucs drop Game 2
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Reds 6, Pirates 3
Paul Maholm gave up four runs on nine hits in five innings on Monday. (David Kohl/AP)
Paul Maholm ran into trouble early as he gave up three runs in the first inning, and the Pirates were unable to dig out of the hole that Maholm put them in. The Bucs struck for three runs in the sixth inning, but missed a chance at adding more as they left the bases loaded.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (53-77)
Lost 5
Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 3   CIN
Cincinnati (58-73)
Won 2
August 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 8 0
Cincinnati
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 X   6 13 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 1 1 1 0 1 0 .288
Young, D, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .288
Jones, G, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .291
Doumit, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .215
Pearce, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .239
Moss, LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .243
Cedeno, R, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .206
Vazquez, R, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .244
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Chavez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Jackson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Milledge, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Maholm, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .077
  LaRoche, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245
Totals 35 3 8 3 1 9 7  

a-Singled for Jackson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, G (14, Cueto), Pearce (11, Herrera).
HR: McCutchen (11, 6th inning off Cueto, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Moss; Cedeno, R; Doumit; Vazquez, R; McCutchen 4; Jones, G 2; Milledge; Pearce 2.
RBI: McCutchen (44), Pearce (13), Cedeno, R (30).
2-out RBI: Pearce; Cedeno, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit; Vazquez, R.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Young, D-Cedeno, R-Pearce, Doumit-Young, D, Jackson-Cedeno, R-Pearce).

 
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Stubbs, CF 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 .246
Janish, SS 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .234
Votto, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .304
Phillips, 2B 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .268
Rolen, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .315
Gomes, J, RF 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 .278
  Masset, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Barker, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .417
  Rhodes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cordero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
McDonald, D, LF 4 0 1 0 0 3 6 .226
Miller, C, C 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .200
Cueto, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 .103
  Herrera, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Balentien, RF 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .225
Totals 34 6 13 6 5 9 19  

a-Doubled for Masset in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Janish (10, Maholm), Gomes, J (10, Maholm), McDonald, D (2, Maholm), Barker (1, Bautista), Balentien (14, Chavez, J).
HR: Phillips (18, 3rd inning off Maholm, 0 on, 0 out), Stubbs (3, 8th inning off Chavez, J, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Barker 2; Janish 3; Phillips 6; McDonald, D 2; Rolen 2; Gomes, J 2; Balentien 2; Stubbs 5.
RBI: Janish (11), Phillips 2 (81), Gomes, J (41), Stubbs 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cueto 3; Miller, C 2; McDonald, D 2.
GIDP: Votto 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips (22, 3rd base off Maholm/Doumit), Gomes, J (2, 2nd base off Maholm/Doumit).
CS: Balentien (1, 2nd base by Bautista/Doumit).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm (L, 7-8) 5.0 9 4 4 3 4 1 4.67
Bautista 2.0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Chavez, J 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 1 4.20
Jackson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.02
 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cueto (W, 9-10) 5.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 4.51
Herrera (H, 8) 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 3.00
Masset (H, 10) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.67
Rhodes (H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.60
Cordero (S, 29) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.32

Cueto pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Maholm 110-71, Bautista 37-21, Chavez, J 20-11, Jackson 4-3, Cueto 85-56, Herrera 25-18, Masset 11-9, Rhodes 11-7, Cordero 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Maholm 5-3, Bautista 1-0, Chavez, J 0-0, Jackson 1-0, Cueto 5-2, Herrera 2-0, Masset 0-1, Rhodes 0-1, Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced: Maholm 26, Bautista 8, Chavez, J 4, Jackson 1, Cueto 19, Herrera 6, Masset 4, Rhodes 3, Cordero 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Jackson 1-0, Masset 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:05 (:02 delay).
Att: 9,087.
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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