Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 6/19/13
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 - with a 4-0 victory on Tuesday. Cincinnati equaled Pittsburgh's four hits, but was hitless in five at-bats with men in scoring position while the Pirates were 3 for 9. Pittsburgh's 12th shutout, which leads baseball, also was the second for the Reds (43-29) in their last four games. They've managed 20 runs over their last seven games while batting .219, including .125 with runners in scoring position. They're 1 for 25 in such situations in their last four contests. Cleanup hitter Brandon Phillips is 1 for 16 in the last four games, leaving seven runners on base. Tensions also flared up Tuesday as Pirates starter Charli...
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