PITTSBURGH - Alex Gonzalez scored from first base on Ken Griffey Jr.'s pop-fly single that fell among three Pirates fielders in the ninth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds overcame Adam Dunn's baserunning mistake that cost them two runs in a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
With Griffey getting three hits and scoring twice, the Reds came back from deficits of 2-0 and 4-3 to win their eighth in 10 games and split the four-game series despite being swept in a doubleheader Tuesday. The Pirates lost their fourth in 13 games.
Jared Burton (4-1) won it despite allowing Jose Bautista's two-run homer that put the Pirates up 4-3 in the seventh. David Weathers finished up in the ninth for his 29th save in 34 opportunities, but only because of an exceptional play by second baseman Brandon Phillips.