PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Leake worked eight innings for his sixth straight victory over Pittsburgh and Marlon Byrd homered for the second night in a row as the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Leake (2-1) allowed six hits and has not lost to the Pirates in 15 starts, dating to 2012.
The Reds' Brandon Phillips had three singles, including one that hugged the third-base line in the fourth inning and scored Todd Frazier, who had tripled, with the game's first run. Phillips scored on Leake's single then Byrd led off the fifth inning with his fifth home run of the season.
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save, finishing the seven-hitter.
April's NL Pitcher of the Month Gerrit Cole (4-1) lost his first start in May. (Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)