Pittsburgh, PA (FOX19) - Wrapping up a stretch of 20 games in 20 days the Reds only managed one run in Pittsburgh, losing to the Pirates 2-1 Wednesday.
Johnny Cueto held the Pirates scoreless until the sixth, when Matt Hague's two out double drove in the only two runs Pittsburgh would need.
Cueto went seven innings and struck out five but takes his third loss of the season.
Joey Votto was given the night off by manager Dusty Baker. Mike Costanzo started at first base.
The Braves beat the Cardinals so the Reds maintain a 1.5 game lead in the Central.
The Reds are off Thursday then start a weekend series in Houston.