NL Capsule

Drew Stubbs had three hits Monday night, and right-hander Aaron

Harang singled home a run and chugged around the bases to score

another during Cincinnati’s five-run fourth inning, leading the

Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Harang (3-5) singled for a 3-2 lead, then barely scored from

first on Orlando Cabrera’s double. He allowed four runs in 6 1-3

innings, including Ronny Cedeno’s two-run homer. Stubbs added an

RBI double and a solo homer.

Left-hander Brian Burres (2-2) walked the first two batters in

the fourth to start the pivotal rally, which turned on Harang’s

two-out hit and his all-out dash.

Left-hander Arthur Rhodes pitched the eighth, extending his

scoreless-innings streak to 16 1-3 innings. Francisco Cordero gave

up a double in the ninth while earning his 15th save in 18


The Reds have won three of four and seven of their last 10,

keeping them in a back-and-forth race with St. Louis for the top

spot in the NL Central. The victory on Monday moved them into a

first-place tie with the Cardinals at 26-19.