BRIEFS

Weir Boosters sponsoring bus trip

WEIRTON — The Weir High Football Boosters will sponsor a bus trip to Petersburg for the Sept. 22 game against the Vikings.

The cost is $45 and includes the game ticket. The bus will leave the Weir High parking lot at 10 a.m. for the 4 p..m. game at Petersburg. Interested persons can contact Bryon “B.J.” Reitter at (304) 374-3359.

Wild Things take 2-0 series lead

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Washington Wild Things defeated Evansville, 8-4, on Wednesday to take a 2-0 series lead in the FLDS.

Game 3 will occur at 7:05 p.m. Friday.

Taillon pitches Pirates past Reds

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon pitched five effective innings and helped send Homer Bailey to yet another loss as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Wednesday night to sweep their three-game series.

Taillon (12-9) allowed only one run as he scattered eight hits and walked none while striking out six. He is 5-2 with a 2.56 ERA in his last eight starts.

Felipe Vazquez survived a shaky ninth inning, allowing Dilson Herrera’s pinch-hit RBI double with none out, before earning his 30th save. After Herrera made it 3-2, Vazquez struck out Philip Ervin and Billy Hamilton, then walked Jose Peraza and Joey Votto before getting NL batting leader Scooter Gennett to hit a game-ending comebacker.

Bailey (1-14) lost his ninth straight decision and the Reds are 1-19 in his starts this season after he gave up three runs in five innings. Bailey’s lone win came May 12 at Dodger Stadium.

Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli hit back-to-back RBI singles with one out in the third to snap a 1-all tie. Colin Moran drew Pittsburgh even an inning earlier with a run-scoring double.

From staff and wire reports

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