Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split

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Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:06 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.

First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win.

Leake (2-1) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings for a split. The right-hander has won his last four starts against the Pirates. Jonathan Broxton escaped a two-on threat in the ninth while getting his first save.

Leake doubled and scored in the third. He hit his third career homer in the sixth off Cole (2-1), who had won his last six starts. Joey Votto had four hits.

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