The Pittsburgh Pirates just completed a sweep over a rival for the first time in three years. Now they'll try to end an even longer sweep drought against another NL Central foe.
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their 10-game homestand as they open a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
The Pirates rallied from a 5-0, seventh-inning deficit to beat Cincinnati 10-7 on Sunday, completing their three-game sweep of the Reds. It was the first sweep for Pittsburgh (6-6) over Cincinnati since April 16-18, 2010.
Backup catcher Michael McKenry had the first two-homer game of his career, and Sterling Marte hit a two-run home run.
"The home run gave us some hope," said Travis Snider, who had an RBI double. "We hit some balls hard early in the game and didn't have anything to show for it, but then (Reds starter Mat) Latos started making a lot of tough pitches. We hung with it, though, and it's a testament to the character of this team."
It's been even longer since the Pirat...