PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A.J. Burnett allowed just two hits over seven innings, Matt Hague delivered a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Burnett (4-2) escaped early trouble then cruised, giving up one unearned run while striking out three and walking two to win his third straight start. The right-hander retired 17 straight at one point, with only three balls reaching the outfield.
Joel Hanrahan worked out of a two-on, one-out jam for his 13th save as the Pirates clinched their first winning May in four years.
Johnny Cueto (5-3) gave up two runs over seven innings, walking four and striking out five while dropping his second straight decision.
The Reds managed just four hits as slugger Joey Votto took most of the night off.