Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 9/16)

Game 1: Friday, September 16
Game 2: Friday, September 16
Game 3: Saturday, September 17
Game 4: Sunday, September 18

Reds 4

(69-78, 30-42 away)

Pirates 5

(59-88, 29-43 home)

    8:35 PM ET, September 16, 2005

    PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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    CIN 200200000 4 7 1
    PIT 001100012 5 14 0

    W: S. Torres (5-5)

    L: D. Weathers (7-3)

    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.

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