The Pittsburgh Pirates have not cooled off over the All Star break. After a five-game series sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers to end the season’s first half, the Bucs have opened the second half with two wins over the Cincinnati Reds. Tonight, they got another quality start on the mound, and their offense stayed hot as they beat the Reds 6-2 at Great American Ballpark.
Nick Kingham started for Pittsburgh tonight, and was solid on the mound, going into the seventh inning. He gave up two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings. A two run homerun by Curt Casali in the seventh ruined Kingham’s shutout bid, but the right-hander still turned in another quality start before Clint Hurdle handed the ball over to the Bucs’ bullpen.
The Pirates took the lead in the third inning on a solo homerun...Read More