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Pirates win fifth straight
Pirates 3, Reds 1
Adam LaRoche (center) and the Pirates honored Jackie Robinson by wearing No. 42. (AP)
The Pirates' strong starting pitching has been one of the surprises in Major League Baseball so far this season. And no Pittsburgh starter has been more impressive than Ian Snell. The right-hander kept his and the club's momentum going Friday, tossing seven shutout innings to boost the Bucs to their fifth consecutive victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 27, 2007
CIN
Cincinnati (10-13)
Lost 3
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 1   PIT
Pittsburgh (11-10)
Won 5
April 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 9 0
Pittsburgh
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 9 1
Standings thru 4/27/07  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Pirates Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF5000013.253
Hatteberg, 1B4020000.310
Phillips, 2B4010011.236
Hamilton, RF4010002.291
Gonzalez, SS4020003.324
Dunn, LF4111032.268
Encarnacion, 3B3000001.174
Valentin, C3020100.276
Milton, P2000003.000
  Saarloos, P0000000.000
  a-Griffey, PH0000100.254
  1-Lohse, PR0000000.125
  Santos, P0000000.000
  b-Conine, PH1000001.263
Totals341912516 

a-Walked for Saarloos in the 7th. b-Flied out for Santos in the 9th.
1-Ran for Griffey in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (4, Snell).
HR: Dunn (5, 9th inning off Torres, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hatteberg 2; Phillips; Hamilton; Gonzalez 3; Dunn 4; Valentin 2.
RBI: Dunn (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Milton 2; Freel.
GIDP: Phillips.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Phillips-Gonzalez-Hatteberg).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF4110002.288
Wilson, SS3120100.307
Sanchez, 2B4000014.218
Bay, LF4112012.280
Eldred, RF4020001.167
  Torres, P0000000.000
LaRoche, 1B3011101.123
Bautista, 3B3000103.289
Paulino, C4020013.206
Snell, P2000001.200
  Marte, P0000000.000
  McLouth, RF0000000.286
Totals313933317 

BATTING
2B: Bay (5, Milton), Wilson (7, Milton).
TB: Duffy; Wilson 3; Bay 2; Eldred 2; LaRoche; Paulino 2.
RBI: Bay 2 (16), LaRoche (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paulino 2; Duffy 2; Eldred.
S: Snell.
GIDP: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bautista (1, 2nd base off Santos/Valentin).

FIELDING
E: Paulino (4, catcher interference).
DP: 2 (Wilson-Sanchez-LaRoche, Bautista-LaRoche).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Milton (L, 0-4)4.16332204.71
Saarloos 1.21000104.76
Santos 2.02001002.38
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (W, 2-1)7.06002401.59
Marte (H, 3)1.01000101.13
Torres (S, 7)1.02110017.36

WP: Milton.
Pitches-strikes: Milton 64-41, Saarloos 31-19, Santos 32-18, Snell 100-65, Marte 11-9, Torres 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Milton 3-8, Saarloos 3-1, Santos 5-1, Snell 8-9, Marte 1-1, Torres 0-3.
Batters faced: Milton 21, Saarloos 6, Santos 8, Snell 28, Marte 4, Torres 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Saarloos 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 22,638.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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