03/04/07 4:35 PM ET
Bailey struggles in Reds' victory
Cincinnati rallies after top prospect's shaky start
By Dawn Klemish / MLB.com
at Bradenton, Fla.
Sunday, March 4
Reds at the plate: Joey Votto drilled a two-run single off Yoslan Herrera in the fifth to put Cincinnati up by one. Scott Hatteberg hit a two-run homer off Shawn Chacon in the first. Josh Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a run-scoring single.
Pirates at the plate: Jose Hernandez hit a two-run double off Homer Bailey in the second, and later scored on a wild pitch from the same pitcher. Adam LaRoche walked twice and scored a run.
Reds on the mound: Bailey surrendered three runs on three hits, a walk and two wild pitches, all in the second inning. Rheal Cormier, Todd Coffey and Brad Salmon combined for three middle innings of no-hit ball.
Pirates on the mound: Chacon gave up two runs in two innings, walked one and struck out two. Masumi Kuwata threw a perfect third and struck out two. Pittsburgh fell apart in the fifth, allowing five runs (four earned), walking four, throwing two wild pitches and hitting a batter.
Grapefruit League records: Reds 4-0; Pirates 0-4.
Up next: Pittsburgh travels to Dunedin on Monday for a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Blue Jays. Left-hander Zach Duke gets the ball for the Pirates, and he'll face right-hander Josh Towers. Cincinnati will return home to face Philadelphia. Righty Paul Wilson will face off against Phillies righty Jon Lieber during the 1:05 p.m. ET matchup.
Dawn Klemish is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.