Pirates Win on McLouth's Hit

Snell picks up win as Pittsburgh takes two in a row for first time
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 5:29 AM CDT
Cincinnati Reds' Corey Patterson, right, is tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Ronny Paulino at home plate on a throw by Xavier Nady for the third out of the first inning last night.    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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(Newser) – Nate McLouth, the surprise major league hits leader, singled in the go-ahead run and had two more hits, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time this season by beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 last night. Ronny Paulino had a two-run single in the second inning against Bronson Arroyo (0-2), who remained winless in four career starts against his former club.

Xavier Nady fought off a breaking ball from Arroyo to single into right field and drive in a run in the fifth as the Pirates, who began the week by losing their first three home games. Ian Snell (2-0), the only Pirates starting pitcher to win in their 11 games this season, pitched 6 1/3 innings for the victory, despite allowing nine hits and walking two.