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PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova used aggression to quash any nervousness about making his first start with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Nova pitched seven innings in front of his new home fans, Homer Bailey struggled in his second start since having Tommy John surgery and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Saturday night.Nova (8-6) was acquired from the New York Yankees on Monday for two players to be named and gave up three runs and six hits with five strikeouts and no walks. He had spent his entire seven-year career with New York.I did what I wanted to do -- be a little bit aggressive in the strike zone, Nova said. I got a lot of strikes and got quick outs.Nova pitched more than six innings just three times in 15 starts with the Yankees this season.This guys pitched for a lot of years, in New York City, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. So, hes done some things. Hes just trying to find more consistency and get the opportunity. He wants to pitch with an edge and he was able to show that.Starling Marte welcomed reliever Josh Smith with a two-run single in the fourth to give the Pirates a 5-2 lead. Marte and Josh Harrison each had two hits for Pittsburgh, which entered three games out of the second NL wild card.Tony Watson pitched a perfect ninth for his second save in three chances since All-Star closer Mark Melancon was traded to the Washington Nationals. Watson blew the save Friday night but the Pirates rallied for a 3-2 win.It was good to get back out there again after what happened last night, Watson said. Its even better that we won both games.The Reds Brandon Phillips hit two solo home runs off Nova for the 13th multihomer game of his 15-year career. The second baseman raised his season total to eight but had last homered May 7 and ended a career-long streak of 286 at-bats without connecting.Phillips is 9 for 15 with six RBI and six runs in his last four games.Reds shortstop Zack Cozart extended his hitting streak to 14 games.Phillips second home run cut the Reds deficit to 5-3 in the seventh. He also homered in the second when Tucker Barnhart had an RBI single to put Cincinnati ahead 2-1.The Pirates scored twice against Bailey (1-1) in the third to move in front 3-2. John Jaso was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded with two outs and Francisco Cervelli followed with an RBI single.Bailey allowed five runs and eight hits in three-plus innings. He struck out four and walked one. He was coming off a promising season debut, limiting San Diego to two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win on July 31.There wasnt acute pain but I just didnt feel very good, Bailey said. I couldnt finish my pitches. I knew before the game it might be a problem but I was hoping to throw enough pitches to get us through until we could get the lead to the bullpen.I know this is part of recovery process but it doesnt feel good when you cost your team the game. The bullpen pitched great but the starter didnt.The Pirates won their second game in a row following a 1-5 stretch while the Reds lost back-to-back games for the first time since dropping three in a row from July 8-10. The loss also ended Cincinnatis streak of six consecutive series victories since the break.TRAINERS ROOMPirates: 3B David Freese (left elbow discomfort) was removed from the game in the seventh inning. ... RF Gregory Polanco (left shoulder discomfort) did not start for a third straight game.PITCHING SHUFFLEThe Pirates purchased RHP Curtis Partchs contract from Triple-A Indianapolis to take the bullpen spot of RHP Arquimedes Caminero, who was traded to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named.Meanwhile, LHP Jeff Locke is moving to the bullpen. Manager Clint Hurdle said there is no room for Locke in the rotation following the trade for Nova and the activation of RHP Ryan Vogelsong on Thursday from the disabled list.UP NEXTReds: RHP Dan Straily (6-6, 3.80 ERA) will start Sunday in the finale of the three-game series and try to extend his streak of six straight quality starts.Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (7-6, 2.73) is 0-5 with a 5.30 ERA in seven career starts against Cincinnati. Babe Herman Youth Jersey . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. 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Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Deandre Burnett scored a career-high 41 points, and Mississippi pulled away in overtime to hold off Oral Roberts 95-88 Friday on the opening day of the Paradise Jam tournament.Terence Davis added 13 points, and Sebastian Saiz and Rasheed Brooks had 11 each for the Rebels (3-0), who had to rally from a five-point deficit in regulation.Mississippi trailed 79-74 with 1:20 remaining when Burnett scored five unanswered points, capped by a 3-pointer with 33.4 seconds remaining to tie the score.It just shows how resilient this team is, said Burnett, whose previous career best (23 points) was set a week ago against Tennessee-Martin. It shows we can battle, and be resilient down the stretch. We fix a couple things, and well be pretty good.Brooks opened overtime by hitting a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to put the Rebels ahead to stay.Emanuel Nzekwesi had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Oral Roberts (1-2), with Albert Owwens adding 22, Kris Martin 15 and Jalen Bradley 12.ddddddddddddGive them credit -- they made the plays down the stretch, Golden Eagles coach Scott Sutton said. Its a tough, tough loss. We still had the game where we wanted it -- up five with under two minutes left. We had to close it out, and didnt do it.BIG PICTUREOral Roberts: Is now 0-5 all-time against Mississippi. ... Had its highest-scoring game this season, and its third of 80 or more points. ... Lost guard Aaron Anderson to a leg injury in the first half.Mississippi: Coach Andy Kennedy picked up his 216th career win, moving him past Auburns Joel Eaves for 20th on the SEC career victories list.UP NEXTOral Roberts: Plays Loyola-Chicago Saturday in a consolation-round game.Mississippi: Gets a day off, then faces Saint Josephs on Sunday in the Paradise Jam semifinals. ' ' '

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