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Pirates' rally falls short
Reds 7, Pirates 6
Sean Casey (right) is greeted at home plate after homering against his former team. (Tony Tribble/AP)
Following a two-and-a-half hour rain delay, Sean Casey's two-run homer against his former team and a dramatic ninth-inning rally weren't enough for the Pirates to overcome two Felipe Lopez home runs and a strong pitching performance by Eric Milton.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 07, 2006
PIT
Pittsburgh (0-5)
Lost 5
Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 6   CIN
Cincinnati (3-1)
Won 3
April 7, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3   6 10 0
Cincinnati
0 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 X   7 10 2
Standings thru 4/7/06  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Reds Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF5110021.182
Hernandez, J, SS4010101.250
1-Wilson, J, PR0000000.286
Casey, 1B4222101.300
2-Duffy, PR0000000.077
Bay, LF5020013.294
Burnitz, RF5011014.222
Randa, 3B4000002.200
Castillo, 2B3100110.389
Doumit, C3110001.200
Maholm, P2000002.000
a-Sanchez, PH1010000.400
Grabow, P0000000.000
Capps, P0000000.000
Marte, P0000000.000
b-Wilson, C, PH1112000.500
Totals3761053515 

a-Singled for Maholm in the 7th. b-Homered for Marte in the 9th.
1-Ran for Hernandez, J in the 9th. 2-Ran for Casey in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: McLouth (1, Milton), Casey (2, Coffey).
HR: Casey (2, 6th inning off Milton, 1 on, 1 out), Wilson, C (1, 9th inning off Weathers, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: McLouth 2; Hernandez, J; Casey 6; Bay 2; Burnitz; Doumit; Sanchez; Wilson, C 4.
RBI: Casey 2 (4), Burnitz (3), Wilson, C 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burnitz.
GIDP: Maholm.
Team LOB: 8.

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, 2B4120101.429
Lopez, SS5233011.412
Griffey, CF5010004.235
Aurilia, 1B-3B5000005.200
Dunn, LF2210211.500
Encarnacion, 3B3110102.250
Coffey, P0000000.000
Hammond, P0000000.000
Weathers, P0000000.000
Mercker, P0000000.000
Kearns, RF4012012.312
Ross, C3112102.167
Milton, P2000011.000
Hatteberg, 1B0000100.333
Totals3371076419 

BATTING
2B: Freel (2, Maholm), Encarnacion (2, Maholm), Kearns (3, Maholm).
HR: Lopez 2 (2, 3rd inning off Maholm, 1 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Grabow, 0 on, 0 out), Ross (1, 8th inning off Capps, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Freel 3; Lopez 9; Griffey; Dunn; Encarnacion 2; Kearns 2; Ross 4.
RBI: Ross 2 (3), Lopez 3 (4), Kearns 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Kearns 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aurilia 3; Milton; Ross; Freel.
S: Milton.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Lopez (1, throw), Dunn (2, fielding).
DP: (Ross-Lopez-Aurilia).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maholm (L, 0-1)6.05555317.50
Grabow 0.221100110.12
Capps 0.231111111.57
Marte 0.20000009.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Milton (W, 1-0)7.06220312.57
Coffey 1.02110003.38
Hammond 0.0122100--
Weathers (H, 1)0.21112113.38
Mercker (S, 1)0.10000109.00

Hammond pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

HBP: Doumit (by Milton).
Pitches-strikes: Maholm 107-58, Grabow 7-6, Capps 20-14, Marte 5-3, Milton 94-66, Coffey 17-12, Hammond 11-5, Weathers 18-8, Mercker 4-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maholm 9-6, Grabow 0-2, Capps 0-1, Marte 0-2, Milton 9-9, Coffey 2-1, Hammond 0-0, Weathers 1-0, Mercker 0-0.
Batters faced: Maholm 28, Grabow 4, Capps 6, Marte 2, Milton 28, Coffey 5, Hammond 2, Weathers 5, Mercker 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Capps 1-0, Marte 3-0, Weathers 1-1, Mercker 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 60 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:40 (2:25 delay).
Att: 16,573.

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