by Zane Heiple
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One of the storylines for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2011 season was the inability to sweep a series. The Pirates came into today with ten previous failed attempts to sweep a team after taking the first two in a three game series. Their 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds today marked the eleventh time that has happened.
Pittsburgh’s offense would battle back tying the game at three in the bottom part of the second inning. After a Derrek Lee single and Ryan Ludwick walk, Chase d’Arnaud would triple both of them home. Michael McKenry would then hit a sacrifice fly to bring d’Arnaud home and tie the game.
While the Pirates road record improved dramatically from 2010 this year. The home record was a disappointment as they won five less games at PNC Park this year. Pittsburgh will head to Milwaukee for their final series of the year against the N.L. Central champions Brewers. Charlie Morton will make his final start of the season, while Shaun Marcum will go for the Brew Crew.
Record vs. N.L. Central 38-39
Record at PNC Park: 36-45
Overall Record 71-88
Let’s Go Bucs!!!