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Aramis Ramirez

Reds pummel Burnett, bullpen to beat Pirates, 15-5

CINCINNATI At first, he gave chase. Andrew McCutchen hightailed it to the warning track in straightaway center field Thursday at Great American Ball Park, then slowed and watched Marlon Byrd's three-run, first-inning smash land in the greenery beyond the wall. This night got out of hand quickly for the Pirates. In an emphatic 15-5 victory, the Cincinnati Reds collected 19 hits, pushed across eight runs, seven earned, against A.J. Burnett, and Brandon Phillips drilled two three-run homers off reliever Deolis Guerra to dash the Pirates' three-game winning streak. Outfielder Jaff Decker took the mound in the eighth, the first Pirates position player to pitch since Travis Snider...