PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stuart Fairchild drove in a tie in the eighth inning and a run ahead in the 10th helped the Cincinnati Reds overcome a double deficit and split a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-5 victory in the . Sunday night
“Steward does a lot of things on the pitch that can help you win games. And tonight we will see it,” said Reds manager David Bell.
Jared Triolo hit his first major league home run in the opening game. It was a three-run drive as the decisive hitter in the seventh inning that gave the Pirates a 4-2 win. Cincinnati lost nine of 11 before winning the Nightcap.
Bryan Reynolds made two home runs on Game Night. bringing his season total to 17 games. His solo drive defeat of Ian Gibaut put the Pirates up 5-3 in game seven, giving him five multi-homer games. including two games this year. Reynolds has had home runs in 8 of his last 20 games.
“It was a great game for Brian,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “He was able to get us 5-3. We just couldn’t stand it.”
Joey Votto doubled in eighth from Thomas Hatch and scored Henry Ramos’ single and Fairchild pinch hit and equalized with José Hernández.
Autorunner Tyler Stephenson advanced to third in TJ Hopkins’ singles one-out in 10th place off Oswaldo Bido (2-3). Shortstop Liover Peguero, who threw in to Triolo in the second, put in some effort. But Fairchild overcame the throw first.
Alexis Diaz (4-4) pitched a perfect ninth and Daniel Durate saved his first big-league hit on Endy. Rodriguez fired a shot late in the game which gave Andrew. McCutcheon stuck in third place.
“This team never gives up,” said rookie shortstop Ellie Dela Cruz. “It always depends on the end… until the final moments of the game.
Pegeuro returned home for the Pirates and De La Cruz scored his 10th goal of the year for the Reds, driving 442 feet into the Cincinnati field that took him six in the last 19 games.
Pittsburgh overcame a 2-0 deficit in the opener. Alika Williams started the comeback with an RBI single in the fifth.
Peguero faced Lucas Sims in Game 7 and Rodriguez came up against Alex Young (4-1) Triolo in his 116th at-bat and 128th plate appearance, driving full left-hand replacement.
“I wish I hit it hard enough that it could carry a little bit of a load,” Triolo said. “I really didn’t see it get over the fence. I’m looking for the referee to see their badges.”
Triolo’s parents, Tom and Lesa Triolo, saw their son’s first big-league homer.
“I think my mom cried after the game,” Triolo said. “The last time I saw her cry was my debut.”
Angel Perdomo (3-2) pitched a seventh inning without a hit. David Bednar allowed Will Benson to make a ninth-inning triple. But made the 24th save from 27 chances.
also lost for the first time against the Reds
Mitch Keller allowed two runs – one was allowed – five hits and three walks in six innings with seven stops. Reds starter Brandon Williamson gave up one run. and hit twice in 5 2/3 innings.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand had an RBI single in fourth and Matt McLain scored a double in fifth.
Shelton, bench coach Don Kelly and hurling coach Oscar Marin were dismissed by referee Gian Nick Lentz for using the same bat for an inning ball/strike call dispute. the sixth of the second game
Pittsburgh led 4-3 when Luke Mel walked with two base-loaded outs after an ejection TJ Friedl hit a fly off Cody Bolton.
“The coaching staff were arguing over the ball and making strikes on several pitches,” crew chief and second base umpire Chad Fairchild said in a Pool report. “They were warned to stop. As Nic looked over there, there were several personnel arguing over the ball and the attack.”
Third base coach Mike Rabelo took over as acting manager.
“I think the most frustrating part was that he just started running after people and basically saying, ‘You’re all gone,’ said Shelton. ‘The first two deserved it, probably – the ball-and-clash argument. Lastly, I think he just started throwing people. And he doesn’t know what the situation is.”
RED: RHP Ben Lively (right pectoral muscle) is sent to Louisville in rehabilitation. Lively, who has been in IL since Aug. 2, is 4-7 with a 5.20 ERA.
Reds: RHP Graham Ashcraft (6-7, 4.95 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday. vs. visiting Cleveland and LHP Logan Allen (5-5, 3.55).
Pirates: RHP Carlos Carrasco (3-6, 6.42) starts for the New York Mets in the series opener Monday against visiting Pittsburgh.
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