CINCINNATI (AP) - Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run double in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a stunning 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
The Pirates, last in the NL Central Division, loaded the bases with one out against Reds closer Francisco Cordero (6-5), but pinch-hitter Jose Tabata grounded into a forceout at the plate. McCutchen then fell behind in the count 1-2 before pulling a line drive into the left field corner, handing Cordero his second consecutive blown save. He also gave up a lead Friday in a game the Reds ended up winning, 4-3, in 12 innings.
Chan Ho Park (1-1) allowed a walk in the eighth inning to get the win. Joel Hanrahan loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before striking out Chris Heisey for his fifth save in nine tries.