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Pirates Beat Reds To Avoid Weekend Sweep

Last updated on Monday, July 22, 2013

(Cincinnati, OH) - In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a weekend sweep to the Cincinnati Reds with a 3-2 win at Great American Ballpark Sunday.

Jordy Mercer and Jose Tabata drove in runs in the seventh inning to give Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead.

Homer Bailey left the game in the seventh after the go ahead runs and fell to 5-9 after a 12 strikeout afternoon.

Cincinnati is 55-43 on the year and trail the Pirates by three-games for second place in the National League Central Division.

The open an 11-game road trip against teams in the NL West tonight, starting with the San Francisco Giants at 10:15.

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