Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Cincinnati won 2-1

Game 1: Monday, September 9
Pittsburgh 8Final
Cincinnati 9
Game 2: Tuesday, September 10
Pittsburgh 0Final
Cincinnati 3
Game 3: Wednesday, September 11
Pittsburgh 4Final
Cincinnati 1

Pirates 4

(64-82, 32-43 away)

Reds 1

(71-74, 36-38 home)

    12:35 PM ET, September 11, 2002

    Cinergy Field, Cincinnati, Ohio 

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    PIT 000000400 4 - -
    CIN 100000000 1 - -

    W: R. Villone (3-6)

    L: E. Dessens (7-8)

    S: M. Williams (41)

    Game Notes

    PITTSBURGH'S ARAMIS RAMIREZ HOMERED WITH TWO OUTS IN THE TOP OF THE SEVENTH INNING TO BREAK-UP ELMER DESSENS' NO-HITTER.
    PITTSBURGH'S JACK WILSON REACHED ON A TWO BASE ERROR BY GOOKIE DAWKINS TO BREAK-UP ELMER DESSENS' PERFECT GAME. HE STILL HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH 6 1/3 INNINGS.
    PITTSBURGH'S ABRAHAM NUNEZ LINED OUT TO LEAD OFF THE SEVENTH INNING, CINCINNATI'S ELMER DESSENS NOW HAS A PERFECT GAME THROUGH 6 AND 1/3 INNINGS.
    CINCINNATI PITCHER ELMER DESSENS HAS A PERFECT GAME THROUGH SIX INNINGS, INCLUDING SIX STRIKEOUTS.