Despite being in the thick of the National League wild-card race, the Cincinnati Reds continue to struggle, dropping their fourth straight game on Saturday in historic fashion.
The Reds made the record books for all the wrong reasons against the Pittsburgh Pirates, falling 13-12 after blowing a 9-0 lead. The Reds tied a franchise record for the largest blown lead ending in a loss. Meanwhile, for the Pirates, it’s the biggest come-from-behind win in the team’s 142-year existence, per ESPN Stats and Info.
Cincinnati built a nine-run lead after three innings, but the Pirates chipped away, scoring five runs in the sixth before tying the game with four more runs in the seventh. The Pirates would take the lead in the eighth, batting four runs across the plate before holding off the Reds’ desperate attempts to salvage a game they already had won.