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  • Reds-Pirates Preview (The Associated Press)

    If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to further their surge into the thick of the NL Central and wild-card races, they're going to have to beat the pitcher who has had their number this year - and seemingly every year. The Pirates go for a sweep of Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday when the division rivals conclude their three-game series at PNC Park. Pittsburgh (71-64) has moved within striking distance of Milwaukee in the Central and is part of a four-team logjam vying for the two NL wild-card spots after beating Cincinnati 3-2 on Saturday. It was a season high-tying fourth straight win for the Pirates, who watched Vance Worley and three relievers make Neil Walker's first-inning three-run homer stand.

  • Walker, Worley lead surging Pirates past Reds 3-2 (The Associated Press)

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Pirates made the most of one productive inning.

  • Worley, Walker lead Pirates past Reds, 3-2 (The SportsXchange)

    Vance Worley has a box inside his locker in the Pittsburgh Pirates' clubhouse that contains various items he accumulated while pitching at the Triple-A level over the last two seasons. "It's staying here until the end of the season," Worley said. On Saturday, Worley pitched like someone who plans on staying in the major leagues for good as he worked into the seventh inning while snapping a career-worst three-start losing streak in a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Worley (6-4) gave up two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.

  • MLB roundup: Pirates bolster bench (The SportsXchange)

    The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke to one of their minor league affiliates.

  • Game roundup: Sale pitches White Sox past Tigers (The SportsXchange)

    CHICAGO -- It took a couple innings for Chris Sale to get his best stuff working, but he dominated the Detroit Tigers once he did Saturday afternoon.

News from Reds.com

  • Cueto squares off with Liriano for third time this season

    Johnny Cueto and Francisco Liriano have faced one another twice this season, with Cueto besting Liriano on both occasions at Great American Ball Park. The two take the mound again on Sunday in the series finale at PNC Park.

  • 'Humbled' Bruce addresses season-long slump

    Jay Bruce isn't going to take the easy way out, and manager Bryan Price wouldn't let him even if the Reds right fielder wanted to. Even as one of the most difficult seasons of his Major League career is winding down, Bruce will keep working to find a way to improve.

  • Simon's strong start undone by shaky first inning

    Alfredo Simon allowed three runs over seven innings, and they all came on one swing of the bat in the first inning as the Reds fell, 3-2, to the Pirates on Saturday afternoon at PNC Park.

  • Reds deny no-no but drop opener to Bucs

    After the Reds broke a scoreless tie and took a lead in the top of the eighth inning, the Pirates scored two in the bottom of the frame off reliever Jonathan Broxton to hand them a 2-1 defeat on Friday at PNC Park.

  • Votto dealt setback after taking grounders

    Plans to get Joey Votto back on the field seemed optimistic earlier this week when he performed some baseball activities. But on Friday came the news that the distal strain in his left quadriceps did not respond well to taking ground balls.