Cueto, Reds defeat Pirates
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kristopher Negron hit a three-run homer and Todd Frazier added a two-run shot, as Cincinnati took down Pittsburgh, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.
Chris Heisey doubled twice among his three hits, while Devin Mesoraco hit safely twice and drove in the other run for the Reds, who won the set and head into the All-Star break with seven wins in their last nine outings.
Johnny Cueto (10-6) produced his 18th quality start of the season, allowing three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six effective innings. Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his 21st save.
Neil Walker homered and drove in two for the Pirates, losers in five of their last seven. Josh Harrison added an RBI in defeat.
Activated from the 15-day DL prior to the contest, Francisco Liriano (1-7) walked six over four full frames, and permitted three runs on as many hits in the loss.
07/13 17:34:46 ET