|Chad with some help from his friends snapped the skid (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)|
The Reds banged a seventh-inning leadoff single - if there's been one nit to pick with Chad tonight, it's that first batter reaching - but again, no damage done. Kevin Shackelford took the bump. He left with two on (one of the runners was JJ who got his first knock since God made little green apples) and one out for Wandy Peralta, who turned J-Bell around. It was a draw of sorts with the at-bat resulting in a sac fly; Freeser followed with another RBI knock. AJ Schugel claimed the slope in the eighth. He walked a guy with no consequence. Blake Wood gave up an opening double to Jordy, who likewise spun his wheels. Dovydas Neverauskas, Indy's closer until yesterday, tapped the slab for the ninth. Pumping away at 98 on the gun, he worked a clean inning with a whiff to seal the deal.
|Three raps and two RBIs for Freeser (photo Pirates)|
- Starling & Freeser had three hits and Fraze & J-Bell added a pair of raps. Marte scored three runs while David & Cutch each chased home a deuce.
- Chad Kuhl went seven scoreless innings, giving up four hits and two walks with six Ks on 96 tosses. Pretty good stuff from the Cool One.
- 25,955 was tonight's attendance.