Reds don’t allow a Bucs hit — but lose

PITTSBURGH — Two Reds pitchers, namely top prospect Hunter Greene, didn’t allow a hit to the Pirates on Sunday afternoon, but there was no rejoicing, no celebrating and worst of all for the team — no winning.

Instead there was only heartbreak following a 1-0 Cincinnati loss to Pittsburgh at PNC Park to split a four-game series. It was the sixth time a pitcher/team has allowed no hits and lost.

• No-hitters that went fewer than 9 innings

“Bittersweet for sure. Obviously today, we were on the wrong side of history,” Reds catcher Aramis Garcia said.

While throwing 118 pitches — the most in the Majors this season — Greene worked 7 1/3 innings with five walks and nine strikeouts. 

“I felt really good about where all of my pitches were,” said Greene, MLB Pipeline’s No. 21 overall prospect. “I’m very confident in myself. It’s hard on the mental side not to let your mind drift to that accolade. I think you’ve got to embrace all the thoughts and emotions in that moment and just go out there and have fun. Hopefully, I’m going to have a lot more opportunities for that. I’m looking forward to that.”

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