Pirates baseball: They scored seven runs in the three-game series against the Reds, the 2.3 average even below their low season average -- and won two of the games.
The Reds had hit town having totaled 20 homers in their previous nine games. No balls left PNC Park, as Cincinnati went three consecutive games without a home run for the first time since May 9-12. However, those three games were against two different teams; the last club to contain the Reds through a three-game series was Washington, on April 12-15.
Off on Thursday, the Pirates finished May with a record of 15-13, their first winning record in the month since the identical set in 2008.