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Pedro Villarreal

Big inning propels Pirates to 7-6 win over Reds

PITTSBURGH Jeff Locke and Josh Smith established expectations early in Tuesday's game. The pace would be slow. There wouldn't be much pitching out of the windup. The game would be won with offense and relief pitching. Under that construct, the Pirates performed better. They scored seven runs in the fourth inning to break a three-game losing streak, defeating the Reds, 7-6, at PNC Park. The Pirates' run total surpassed their combined scoring from the previous four games. Francisco Cervelli and Andrew McCutchen each homered in the Pirates' seven-run fourth. Neither Locke nor Smith, who made his major league debut, pitched well. Smith walked six batters in three-plus...

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