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The Pittsburgh Pirates have been surging in the standings lately. They have delivered extremely good games, pitched well and are doing pretty much everything else right. On Sunday, they played against the Cincinnati Reds to take a well-deserved victory against the slumping Central team. The game ended 3-1 after nine innings.  NFL lines.

It has been a long road for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they have been crushed in the standings all year long. Yet, they have had a few quality games. One of those few was the game on Sunday against the Reds. More than anything they pitched extremely well. Brian Burres delivered a number of quality innings. He ended up going seven and having four hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Chan Ho Park worked a hitless eighth inning for the win. NFL betting lines.

At the plate is where the Pirates have been making their stand. They have a couple of heavy hitters who have been able to push the team to victory repeatedly over the past few weeks. Joey Votto had a good performance, as he drove in the first run on Sunday. Walker extended his hitting streak to 18 games, and continues to give vital games this season to the Pirates. Football odds.

Though the Reds were one strike from their 82nd victory Sunday, they just couldn’t claim it. They have given up quite a few games during the late innings in recent weeks; it seems as if the pressure of their position in the standings has gotten to them. If they could have done it, they would have clinched their first winning season in 10 years. However, the rest of the season still looks solid for the Reds, they need only to focus on winning. Be sure and follow up on all the best sports betting information at

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