Liriano finally beats Reds, Pirates roll to 7-3 victory


Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Lirano  throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Lirano throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)


Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen hits a three run home run off of Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Raisel Iglesias during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)


Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen is congratulated by Jung Ho Kang (27) after McCutchen hit a three run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)


CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and left-hander Francisco Liriano pitched six shutout innings as he finally beat the Reds on his 11th try, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory on Tuesday night.

The Pirates are 5-10 this season against the Reds, who have dominated their Ohio River rivalry over the last two years.

McCutchen connected in the third inning off rookie Raisel Iglesias (3-7), who lasted only three innings.

Liriano (10-7) came into the game 0-5 in 10 regular season starts against Cincinnati, the only team he had faced but hadn’t beaten during his career. The left-hander allowed three hits, struck out 10 and didn’t allow a runner beyond second base.

He also doubled and scored the Pirates’ first run off Iglesias, who had his streak of seven consecutive quality starts snapped. It was the longest such streak by a rookie in the majors this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Lirano throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_105716181-2f1a6b47a615400ba5bd9b89a52f8f02.jpgPittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Lirano throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen hits a three run home run off of Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Raisel Iglesias during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_105716181-dd6bba779ff0486c95f1dfbc2507a24c.jpgPittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen hits a three run home run off of Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Raisel Iglesias during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen is congratulated by Jung Ho Kang (27) after McCutchen hit a three run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/09/web1_105716181-9cf1d9f6393749a4bfac6f5b317e1d3b.jpgPittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen is congratulated by Jung Ho Kang (27) after McCutchen hit a three run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)