Chris Dickerson went 3-4 on the day after being “protected” by his “manager.” (Corey Patterson continued to play and would have screwed the Reds over again with a base-running blunder, had it not been for Dickerson saving his pathetic butt.) Javier Valentín added a solo shot along with the 2 RBI from Dickerson, and that was enough.
Johnny Cueto finally got a win again, and the Reds bullpen didn’t suck, despite the appearance of Magic Man Gary Majewski.
Ian Snell pitched okay for the Pirates, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings, but his team was unable to score.
The win gave the Reds the victory in the 3-game series.