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Bruce debuts in win
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Reds 9, Pirates 6
Jay Bruce went 3-for-3, walked twice and had two RBIs in his debut. (Al Behrman/AP)
Down 3-0 in the fifth, the Reds put up four runs on Pirates starter Ian Snell, three of them coming on a three-run blast by Adam Dunn, giving Johnny Cueto his third victory of the season. Center fielder Jay Bruce went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs in his Major League debut.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (24-27)
Lost 1
Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 6   CIN
Cincinnati (24-28)
Won 1
May 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3   6 14 0
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 X   9 12 2
Standings thru 5/27/08  |  Recap: PIT | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Reds stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sanchez, F, 2B6010012.243
Wilson, Ja, SS5030011.235
  Rivas, L, SS0000000.221
McLouth, CF5000025.315
Bay, LF4320102.294
Nady, RF4021123.321
LaRoche, 1B4123003.236
Bautista, 3B3110111.222
  Burnett, P0000000.000
  a-Michaels, PH1000010.226
Paulino, C4122113.210
Snell, P3010012.100
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Salas, P0000000.000
  Gomez, 3B1000100.325
Totals40614651022 

a-Struck out for Burnett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bautista (9, Cueto), Bay (8, Cueto).
HR: LaRoche (6, 9th inning off Affeldt, 1 on, 1 out), Paulino (1, 9th inning off Affeldt, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sanchez, F; Wilson, Ja 3; Bay 3; Nady 2; LaRoche 5; Bautista 2; Paulino 5; Snell.
RBI: Paulino 2 (15), Nady (40), LaRoche 3 (24).
2-out RBI: Nady; Paulino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; Paulino 2; Snell; Nady 2.
SF: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
DP: (Snell-Wilson, Ja-LaRoche).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, SS3121201.319
Bruce, CF32322001.000
Griffey, RF2101313.250
Phillips, B, 2B3001106.287
Dunn, LF5124026.260
Encarnacion, 3B5000036.233
Votto, 1B5130003.285
Bako, C5220022.262
Cueto, P0000100.000
  a-Patterson, PH1000000.200
  Lincoln, P0000000.000
  b-Ross, PH0100100.265
  Burton, P1000011.000
  c-Freel, PH1000001.316
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals34912910929 

a-Flied out for Cueto in the 5th. b-Walked for Lincoln in the 6th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Burton in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bruce (1, Salas).
HR: Dunn (14, 5th inning off Snell, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Bruce 4; Dunn 5; Votto 3; Bako 2.
RBI: Phillips, B (28), Dunn 4 (36), Hairston (7), Bruce 2 (2), Griffey (23).
2-out RBI: Dunn 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion 2; Votto 2; Dunn 2.
SF: Phillips, B.
GIDP: Griffey.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bruce (1, 2nd base off Snell/Paulino), Hairston (6, 3rd base off Snell/Paulino).

FIELDING
E: Votto (7, throw), Encarnacion (9, fielding).
Outfield assists: Griffey (Paulino at 2nd base).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (L, 2-4)5.06777615.46
Marte 0.13111004.32
Salas 1.12112106.75
Burnett 1.11000208.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cueto (W, 3-5)5.09323405.40
Lincoln (H, 5)1.01001206.35
Burton 2.01000203.65
Affeldt 0.23331224.43
Cordero (S, 11)0.10000002.38

Snell pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Lincoln.
IBB: Griffey (by Salas), Paulino (by Cueto).
Pitches-strikes: Snell 106-59, Marte 17-9, Salas 34-17, Burnett 19-12, Cueto 119-72, Lincoln 27-14, Burton 23-16, Affeldt 27-15, Cordero 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 4-5, Marte 1-0, Salas 1-2, Burnett 1-1, Cueto 5-5, Lincoln 1-0, Burton 2-2, Affeldt 0-0, Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced: Snell 27, Marte 5, Salas 8, Burnett 5, Cueto 27, Lincoln 5, Burton 7, Affeldt 6, Cordero 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 3-3, Salas 3-0, Burnett 3-0, Cordero 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 66 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:30.
Att: 17,964.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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