The Reds may be hurt. But they aren't hurting. How could they be after Friday night's comeback win?

The Reds put together five straight two-out hits to score three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 before a crowd of 36,613 at Great American Ball Park.

The runs in the eighth came against left-hander Tony Watson, who entered with an 0.84 ERA, after the Reds scored two in the seventh. The final two runs scored on hits by Ramon Santiago and Brayan Pena, two players pressed into bigger roles by the spate of injuries.

"Two outs, nobody on against Watson, who's throwing absolute missiles ..." Reds manager Bryan Price said. "Devin (Mesoraco) hits the homer ... the next thing you know it's five straight hits off a kid that's really good. It showed a ton of character."

After the rally in the eighth, Aroldis Chapman, pitching on a fourth straight day, struck out the side in the ninth for his 20th save. He has a strikeout in 40 straight games. That's the longest streak in history by a reliever.