CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead homer within the seventh inning hours after deciding to attraction a two-game suspension for his half in a brawl, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-Three on Monday night time.
Jose De Leon tied a profession excessive with 9 strikeouts and allowed two runs, three hits and two walks over 5 innings to assist the Reds safe a 3rd straight win.
Mike Moustakas tied it at 2 within the fifth together with his first house run of the season, a solo shot to proper discipline off Luis Oviedo. Moustakas additionally doubled and scored within the eighth. Sean Doolittle (1-0) struck out two in an ideal seventh, and Amir Garrett allowed a run however accomplished his first save.
Phillip Evans and Colin Moran each homered off De Leon within the first inning.
Castellanos related off Sam Howard (0-1) for his third homer of the season. He admired the shot as he walked out of the field, whipped his bat towards the house dugout and yelled towards teammates as he shuffled towards first.
Castellanos was disciplined by Main League Baseball on Monday afternoon for sparking an incident with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday — the proper fielder flexed whereas standing over pitcher Jake Woodford moments after sliding into house. Woodford had hit Castellanos with a pitch moments earlier than. His suspension is being held in abeyance till the attraction is heard.
The Reds’ offense has produced 30 runs over the primary 4 video games of the season, after scoring 27 within the first three video games for the primary time since 1976.
Reds pitchers held the Pirates to only one hit over the center seven innings till Bryan Reynolds homered within the ninth.
De Leon’s first main league hit and RBI in his first at-bat since 2016 acquired the Reds on the board within the second.
De Leon fanned three batters within the third and fifth innings as Reds pitchers mixed for 15 strikeouts.
Pirates starter JT Brubaker, who grew up in close by Springfield, Ohio, allowed a run by way of 4 innings in his second profession begin in opposition to the Reds.
Reds: Sonny Grey, who started the season on the 10-day injured record with a muscle pressure in his again, threw 60 pitches over four 2/Three innings on the Reds’ alternate coaching web site in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. “I felt actually, actually good,” Grey mentioned. “I needed to deal with it like a traditional begin as a lot as I may. I used to be more than happy.”
Outfielder Jesse Winker has not performed since leaving Saturday’s sport with flu-like signs. He has not examined constructive for COVID-19, in response to supervisor David Bell.
Reds left-hander Wade Miley makes his season debut after accidents restricted him to 14 1/Three innings final 12 months, whereas right-hander Trevor Cahill debuts for the Pirates after signing a one-year deal in March.
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