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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-1) hadn't lost a regular-season game since last August, setting a club-record streak of avoiding defeat. He couldn't overcome Pittsburgh's three-run first inning.
Charlie Morton (1-1) was better during his second start since returning from elbow surgery. He gave up three singles and threw 61 pitches in 5 1-3 innings, starting the Pirates toward their NL-leading 12th shutout.
Latos had nine of Cincinnati's 17 strikeouts, which matched the club's nine-inning record. The Reds also had 17 strikeouts on opening day, but that came in a 13-inning loss against the Los Angeles Angels.
Cincinnati's lineup managed four hits while getting shut out for the second time in their last four games.
The Ohio River rivals have split the first ...
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From Brooks Baseball, here's a graph of Charlie Morton's fastball and sinker velocity throughout his career (I think that the June 2013 dot only includes one start, but his velocity was pretty similar in both of his starts so just roll with it).
It's well-known that Morton took something off of his fastball at the beginning of the 2011 season as he shifted...
Mat Latos has gone 21 consecutive starts without losing.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have never beaten him.
The right-hander looks to keep both streaks going as the Cincinnati Reds host the Pirates on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-0, 3.08 ERA) has not lost since Aug. 24, 2012, but he's looking to bounce back from one of his worst starts of the season. Though he left after six innings with...
Pirates (41-29) at Reds (43-28)
7:10 PM–Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
The Bucs look to bounce back in game two of this week’s four game set with the Reds at GABP. Hopefully this series is just like every other four game series the Pirates have played this year – lose the first game, win the next three.
The big question leading up to this one...
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-1) hadn't lost a regular-season game since last August, setting a club-record streak of avoiding defeat. He couldn't overcome Pittsburgh's three-run...
Mat Latos didn't so much mind his long streak ending. A pitch
that plunked his teammate left a mark he won't quickly forget.
In the 2008 draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a player they envisioned would lock down third base for years to come and more importantly the cleanup spot in the batting order for years to come. It has been a work in progress, as Pedro Alvarez has yet to do the latter, but in reality, Alvarez is right on schedule when compared to other power hitters and could become the new Adam...
Reds pitcher Mat Latos revealed after Tuesday night's 4-0 loss against Pittsburgh that he had been fined by Major League Baseball for hitting Pirates second baseman Neil Walker on June 2.
It is part of the on-going beaning war that has been going on between the two teams since last season.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton hit Reds centerfielder Shin-Soo Choo with the first...
After Monday’s game — which saw Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman throw near Neil Walker’s head in the ninth inning — many Pirates fans were looking for retaliation. They got just that in the first inning when Charlie Morton hit Shin-Soo Choo right below the knee with his first pitch of the game. That led to a warning from the home plate umpire, and drew the ire of Mat...
The Pirates were losing 1-0 when Pedro Alvarez singled in Andrew McCutchen in the top of the third.
The Pirates were losing 2-1 when Pedro Alvarez muscled a ball over the right field fence in the top of the sixth.
The Pirates were still tied at two when Pedro Alvarez laced a Tony Cingrani pitch into right field, clearing the loaded bases.
Pedro Alvarez had three...
Pedro Alvarez hasn't changed anything in June, except those RBI numbers. They're way up there, just like the Pirates.
Alvarez drove in all of Pittsburgh's runs with a solo homer, bases-loaded double and a single on Thursday for a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their high-profile NL Central series.
The Pirates remain a half-game behind second-place...
Womp womp womp. I guess games like that are bound to happen when you only score one run but two outs away from a win and not only did the Pirates lose but they destroyed the bullpen. Some great defense will basically be forgotten due to how this game played out. Pedro Alvarez was atrocious…
The Cincinnati Reds have had a hard time coming up with big hits in clutch situations lately.
Pittsburgh's Jeff Locke, who continues to surprise, will try to extend Cincinnati's woes Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.
The Pirates (42-29) ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 straight regular-season starts without a loss - despite his nine strikeouts in five innings...