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Reds-Pirates: Cincy Fails to Lengthen Mini-Streak

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The small two-game shutout streak for the Cincinnati Reds ended on Saturday night as Micah Owings had early struggles and the team could never catch up. They fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6. 

The starting pitching scoreless run ended even before Owings even got an out of the game. He allowed the first four batters of the game to reach base and ended the inning allowing four runs. From there on out, he settled down and allowed only one more run over the next 4.2 frames, but his final line was 5.2 IP, five runs on nine hits, and two walks to zero strikeouts. 

The Cincy bullpen didnt help the cause, allowing three more runs through the final 2.1 innings. Danny Ray Herrera (one earned, one unearned) and Jar...

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