Pittsburgh Pirates Sweep Doubleheader in Cincinnati

Sep 13, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Luis Ortiz (75) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Luis Ortiz (75) pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports /
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CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 13: Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during game one of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 13, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 13: Bryan Reynolds #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during game one of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 13, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Led by a combined 10.2 scoreless innings of work from their starting pitchers, the Pittsburgh Pirates swept their doubleheader in Cincinnati on Tuesday

Tuesday saw the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds play a day-night doubleheader in Cincinnati. Tuesday also saw the Pirates walk away with a pair of victories over their divisional rivals.

In the day’s first game the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 6-1. It was game where the Pirates jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd inning. Pittsburgh would continue to add onto this lead in each of the next three innings as they put the game away.

Game two saw the Pirates shut the Reds out 1-0. This was the first time since August 2017 that the Pirates shut the Reds out 1-0 at Great American Ballpark. Additionally, their one hit allowed in the game was the fewest amount of hits that the Pirates have ever allowed in a game at the very hitter friendly Great American Ballpark.

By sweeping the day’s games the Pirates are now 56-85 on the season. Sweeping the doubleheader and winning the first three games of their four-game series has pulled the Pirates to 2.5 games behind the Reds for fourth place in the National League Central.

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