Barnhart plates 4 in Reds 7-4 win over Pirates

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 18:  Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulated by Scott Schebler after scoring  in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on September 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 18: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulated by Scott Schebler after scoring in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on September 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto smacked his 25th homer, Tucker Barnhart tied his career high with four RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds snapped the Pittsburgh Pirates’ four-game winning streak with a 7-4 victory on Sunday.

Votto finished with four hits, including his eighth-inning solo homer, as the Reds finally got to Ivan Nova (12-7) while clouding Pittsburgh’s fading postseason hopes and snapping their own four-game skid.

The Pirates went into the game in fourth place in the National League wild-card standings, five games out of the second berth.

Dan Straily (13-8) limited Pittsburgh to three runs in six innings, overcoming Sean Rodriguez’s solo home run and four walks to slow down a Pirates offense that had piled up 41 runs during their winning streak. He allowed five hits and had five strikeouts.

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