Reds drop game to Pittsburgh 5-3

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - James McDonald pitched into the seventh inning Thursday and Neil Walker doubled home a pair of runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 victory and a two-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.

The Pirates arrived in town with a six-game losing streak and came away with their first series sweep in Cincinnati since 2003. They did it with pitching - Charlie Morton threw a five-hitter for a 5-0 win in the opener.

McDonald (3-3) allowed one run and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings.

The Pirates finally broke through against Johnny Cueto (2-1), who had won his last seven decisions against them. Ryan Doumit added a solo homer.

Thursday was also Reds Weather Day, where FOX19's Steve Horstmeyer, Frank Marzullo, Katy Morgan and Pat Barry taught weather facts to students in attendance at the game.

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