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Every win the Bucs manage to get against the Reds this season is going to feel great, and this was certainly a nice way to start.  Team leaders A.J. Burnett and Andrew McCutchen led the way in knocking off the NL Central favorites and starting this weekend’s series off right. Burnett managed to meet the requirements for a quality start, but just barely (6 innings, 3 runs). This was the first game in which he finished the sixth inning this year, and he continues to strike out batters at an absurd pace – 8 tonight, good for a 14.3 K/9 in the early going. AJ grooved a fastball to Brandon Phillips in the second inning, and Phillips dispatched it over the CF fence for a bomb. That was his only big mistake, but he did give up a couple of walks (3 on the day) and some well-timed hits to let the Reds back into the game once the Bucs had built a solid lead. Not a great outing for AJ, but certainly not a bad one and good enough on this night. But how about that Bucco offense! Seven hits in th...
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