Michael Lorenzen (Photo: Doug Gray)

Cincinnati Reds drop Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1, pull within half-game of playoff berth

Nice to be scoreboard-watching in mid-September, isn't it? The Cincinnati Reds continue to inspire hope in their faithful fans at Redleg Nation and beyond, tonight winning their fourth straight and fifth of their past six tonight with a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are a number of games still underway which will all have an effect on the playoff seeding race.