Reds win big to pull even with Pirates

Updated: September 22, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Jay Bruce knocked in four runs and Chris
Heisey went 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored as the Cincinnati Reds
powered their way to an 11-3 rout over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the rubber
match of a key three-game series at PNC Park.

Todd Frazier added a two-run homer to a 16-hit attack that enabled Cincinnati
to pull even with the Pirates atop the NL wild card standings. Billy Hamilton
tied a career-high with three hits, scored twice and stole two bases in the
win, the Reds’ fifth in six games.

Boosted by a five-run first inning, Bronson Arroyo (14-11) picked up the
victory after allowing three runs over five frames of work.

Counterpart Jeff Locke (10-7) was pulled after just one inning, during which
he was tagged for five runs on three hits and issued a pair of walks.

Neil Walker and Travis Snider each had solo homers for Pittsburgh, dealt a
fifth defeat in its last seven outings, with Walker ending 2-for-2.