REDS BEAT PIRATES
August 4, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
The Reds have won 15 of 16 and opened a 5 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
It was 4-all when Rolen led off the eighth with a line drive off the right-center field wall, beating the relay with a headfirst slide into third base. Todd Frazier hit a chopper that was fielded by pitcher Jared Hughes(2-1) too late to get Rolen at the plate.
Rolen earlier had a two-run single.
Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was ejected in the top of the second after both benches were warned following the second Pirates batter to be hit by a pitch in two nights.