The Cincinnati Reds defeated
the Pittsburg Pirates 7-5 on Monday as they celebrated the 75th Anniversary
of the first MLB night game. On May 24, 1935, Crosley field in Cincinnati
hosted the festivities and
introduced playing baseball under lights. The Reds beat the Philadelphia
Aaron Harang started for the Reds on Monday and pitched 6 1/3 innings (8H,
4ER, 3K) receiving the victory. The Reds offense was somewhat quiet, scoring
only one run, until their
five-run fourth inning. Aaron Harang singled home the go-ahead run
during the fourth with a single, then scored from first on an Orlando
Cabrera double. Enerio Del Rosario made his major league debut (0IP, 1K)
after Harang exited and struck out the first and only batter he faced.
Andrew McCutchen was Del Rosario's strikeout victim, but reached base on a
Ryan Hanigan passed ball. Drew Stubbs went 3-4 and was a triple short
of hitting for the cycle. After Monday's win the Reds (26-19) are tied with
the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
On Tuesday, Mike "Godzilla" Leake (4-0, 2.91) will face Paul Maholm (3-4,
4.50) and the Pirates at 7:10pm. The St. Louis Cardinals (26-19) will begin
a three game series against the San Diego Padres (26-18). Go Padres!