Xavier Paul had one at bat Sunday, but it was a game changer. He was asked to come in the top of the 9th and hit for Miguel Cairo, and launched a game inning solo homer off of Joel Hanrahan. That hit allowed the Reds to take two of three in Pittsburgh, and assured a losing season for the Pirates, their 20th consecutive losing season, the longest streak in the history of American professional sports.
Johnny Cueto had a good game. Going seven innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on six hits, striking out six and walking only one. Aroldis Chapman got the save in the ninth, but got himself in some trouble, giving up one hit and walking two. He managed to hold it together, striking out two and not allowing a runner to cross the plate.