The Cincinnati Reds starting pitching cost them game one, and the back of the bullpen cost them game two as they were swept on Saturday by the Cardinals.
The Pittsburgh Pirates shutout the Cincinnati Reds 14-0 on Saturday night.
The Cincinnati Reds blew a lead in the bottom of the 9th inning, falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night by a score of 3-2.
Eugenio Suarez homered in the 1st inning for the Cincinnati Reds, but the Reds fell behind in the mid-innings and their comeback fell just short.
Michael Lorenzen had two hits and tossed two shutout innings of relief as the Reds rode homers from Aristides Aquino and Nick Senzel to a win.