PIRATES 13, REDS 8
at Sarasota, Fla.
Friday, March 7
Pirates at the plate: While getting 11 men to the plate in a seven-run fourth, Jason Bay hit an RBI double and Steve Pearce rolled a two-run single through the left side. Neil Walker added a two-run double to left field. Freddy Sanchez hit a two-run single in the sixth inning. Adam LaRoche and Ronny Paulino followed with RBI singles.
Reds at the plate: Brandon Phillips had a five-RBI day, including a three-run homer to left field in the first inning that gave his team a 3-0 lead. It was Phillips' first homer this spring. The All-Star second baseman added an RBI single in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fourth.
Pirates on the mound:
Starter John Van Benschoten gave up four earned runs and five hits in his three innings. Luis Munoz allowed two unearned runs, walked three and hit a batter in one inning. Jonah Bayliss gave up one earned run and two hits in one inning.
Reds on the mound:
In his second game, but first start, Johnny Cueto allowed one hit and struck out four without a walk in three scoreless innings. Richie Gardner last only one-third of an inning in relief and was charged with seven earned runs, five hits and two walks. Jon Adkins pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two hits and a strikeout.
Grapefruit League records:
Reds 5-5, Pirates 3-6
The Reds and Bucs are scheduled to meet again later on Friday at 7:05 ET for a split-squad nightcap. Bronson Arroyo will start for Cincinnati against Pittsburgh's Paul Maholm.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.