Drew Stubbs had three hits, and righthander Aaron Harang singled home a run and chugged around the bases to score another during host Cincinnati's five-run fourth inning, leading the Reds to a 7-5 victory last night over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Harang (3-5) singled for a 3-2 lead, then barely scored from first on Orlando Cabrera's double. He allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings, including Ronny Cedeno's two-run homer. Stubbs added an RBI double and a solo homer.

Lefthander Brian Burres (2-2) walked the first two batters in the fourth to start the pivotal rally, which turned on Harang's two-out hit and his all-out dash.

Earlier, the Reds placed pitcher Homer Bailey on the 15-day DL even though a medical test found nothing more serious than inflammation in his pitching shoulder.

With a worn-down bullpen, the Reds weren't about to take any chances. They called up reliever Enerio Del Rosario from Triple A Louisville to take Bailey's spot.


* St. Louis Cardinals righthander Kyle Lohse underwent an MRI exam of his right forearm that revealed inflammation but no structural damage. Lohse is likely to join Brad Penny (upper back) on the 15-day disabled list.

* New York Mets pitcher John Maine has tendinitis in his right rotator cuff and there's no timetable for his return. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday.

* Infielder Kaz Matsui, who was waived by the Houston Astros last week, has cleared waivers and is an unrestricted free agent.

* Washington Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez is going on the 15-day DL with a lower-back strain.