Reds knocks off Pirates from unbeaten ranks





By Bryant Kizer

Eugenio Suarez went two-for-three with three runs and a two-run home run and Raisel Iglesias won his first game in the 2016 campaign helping the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-1 victory over the hosting Pittsburgh Pirates.

Suarez is one of the reasons why they let Todd Frazier go and he has not disappointed the Reds so far.

Suarez and the Reds jumped on Pirates starter Gerrit Cole in the first.

Suarez started out the day with an RBI single that scored lead-off hitter Billy Hamilton in the first.  Suarez scored on a RBI single by Jay Bruce.

The Reds (4-1) sent Cole to the showers in the fifth as they tacked on their third run. Brandon Phillips with an RBI single plated Suarez.

Iglesias was dominating at times and sometimes he was wild. He lasted to the sixth. He yielded one run on eight hits and he walked two.  Josh Harrison broke up the shutout with an RBI single scoring Franciso Cervelli.

Suarez delivered the big blow in the seventh with his third homer in the season. The Reds bullpen finished off the Pirates (4-1), who lost their first game of the season.

Suarez has scored at least one run in all five games.




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