Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/14/13
Michael McKenry hit a huge 2 run home run to propel the Pirates to a sweep of the Reds The Pittsburgh Pirates finished off an impressive 3 game sweep of my dark-horse favorites to contend for the World Series, the Cincinnati Reds. The series provided a spark for the Pirates and it is looking as if the bats are about the come to the level the pitching has been at to open the season. It seems as if the bats are heating up! In game one of the series on Friday night, Pirates ace A.J. Burnett went up against the Reds, Mike Leake in what figured to be a good game to kick off the series. For Leake, it was not so good, as he allowed 10 hits and coughed up 5 earned runs in 6 innings of work. Burnett went 6 as well, but only gave up 3 earned runs which gave him the quality start, but was only able to go 6 due to a high pitch count. From then on in, it was a battle of the bullpens as Tony Watson came into the game only to give 2 runs right back to the Reds and make it a 5-5 ball game late. J....
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