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Sanchez's RBI hit enables Pirates to split with Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Freddie Sanchez singled over a drawn-in
infield to score Craig Wilson with the winning run, and the
Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth inning to beat the
Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Friday night and earn a doubleheader split.
Cincinnati first baseman Sean Casey sustained a concussion after
a collision with Humberto Cota in the first game, in which Felipe
Lopez went 5-for-5, stole two bases and drove in two runs to help
the Reds hand rookie Zach Duke his first major league loss, 8-2.
Jack Wilson began the ninth with a single off David Weathers
(7-3) and moved to second when Craig Wilson walked. Jason Bay
followed with a single to center, scoring Jack Wilson to tie the
game, with Craig Wilson and Bay advancing on Chris Denorfia's error
on the throw home.
Weathers then intentionally walked Ryan Doumit to load the bases
for Sanchez.
The Pirates got within a run in the eighth when Jose Bautista
walked, moved to third on pinch-hitter Brad Eldred's double and
scored on pinch-hitter Nate McLouth's groundout.
Salomon Torres (5-5) pitched one inning for the victory.
Reds' starter Ramon Ortiz allowed two runs in six innings. He
struck out five and walked one.
Javier Valentin gave the Reds a 2-0 lead in the first with a
bases-loaded single off starter Kip Wells.
The Pirates made it 2-1 in the third when Tike Redman doubled
and scored on Jack Wilson's single. Cincinnati increased the lead
to 4-1 in the fourth when Valentin singled and scored when Ray
Olmedo snapped an 0-for-28 slump with a single. Denorfia, who
walked after Valentin's hit, scored on Ryan Freel's groundout.
Bay doubled and scored on a single by Daryle Ward in the fourth.
Wells allowed six hits in five innings, striking out four and
walking four.
The second game was delayed 33 minutes by rain.