Joey Votto went 4 for 5 and scored three runs, Homer Bailey allowed two runs in six innings and the Cincinnati Reds continued the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing ways with a 12-2 win Wednesday night.
Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, Jay Bruce, Laynce Nix and Corky Miller each had two RBIs for the Reds, who have won seven of nine.
The Pirates are 3-22 in their past 25, having lost five in a row. They have allowed 33 runs the past three games.
Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen had two hits and scored a run.
Since beating the Pirates at PNC Park Aug. 23, Bailey (6-5) is 4-1 with a 1.99 ERA _ three of those victories coming against Pittsburgh. He allowed four hits and three walks Wednesday, meaning he has allowed only 12 baserunners and two runs in 13 innings.
Votto had two doubles and two singles and is 7 for 9 during the series. He is hitting .458 in his past 13 games.
Paul Janish scored on a Phillips groundout in the first, and the Reds' three runs in the third came courtesy a Votto RBI ground-rule double, Phillips run-scoring single and a Rolen sacrifice fly.
Pittsburgh's Garrett Jones scored on a Brandon Moss sacrifice fly in the fourth. The Pirates got another run via sacrifice fly the following inning, this time with Jones driving in McCutchen.
The Reds scored four in the fifth off of Kevin Hart on an RBI single by Rolen, a Bruce two-run single and a Nix RBI groundout.
Hart (4-8) was charged with eight runs on eight hits and three walks in 4 1-3 innings with two strikeouts. The Pirates are 1-8 when he starts, having lost the past six. Hart is 1-7 with a 6.93 ERA since joining Pittsburgh in a July 30 trade with the Chicago Cubs.
The Reds added one in the seventh and three in the ninth off of Virgil Vasquez.
NOTES: Nix is 0 for 15 since coming off the disabled list Sept. 15 and remains hitless in his past 20 at bats overall. ... Phillips has hit safely in 12 of his past 13 games. ... McCutchen has a 10-game hitting streak, going 15 for 41 (.366) in that time. ... Jones has reached base safely in 32 of his past 34 contests. ... Pirates starters had pitched at least six innings in 10 of the previous 11 games.