CINCINNATI (AP) – Tyler Naquin scored another go-ahead and the high scoring Cincinnati Reds rolled on, assisting Luis Castillo to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 on Wednesday for the fifth straight time.
The Reds started a season 5-1 for the first time since 2016. You beat the pirates 30-8 in the three-game series.
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Her 56 runs are the most in the history of the Reds franchise in the first six games of a season. The 1976 Big Red Machine starring Joe Morgan, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez scored 51 on the way to a second straight championship.
Naquin jumped to Chad Kuhl’s first place for his second home run of his career and second in as many days. Since Eddie Milner on June 24-25, 1984, he was the first Reds batsman to have lead-off home runs in consecutive appearances.
The day after Naquin hit two homers and drove seven runs, he started the Reds toward another frenzy by scanning a first five-run inning.
Nick Castellanos finished fifth. Tyler Stephenson and Aristides Aquino scored in the eighth race in a row.
Jonathan India drove for the Reds in three runs and gave him 10 RBIs in his first six career games. The rookie second baseman also threw a runner on the plate.
Castillo (1-1) made a good recovery after allowing 10 runs in his career on the opening day in St. Louis. He knocked out the pirates with four hits for seven innings, hit five, and went one.
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Erik Gonzalez scored his first career Grand Slam with the Pirates in ninth place ahead of Amir Garrett.
Kyle Farmer’s brace in two runs beat Kuhl 0-1.
Reds: OF Jesse Winker, who has not played since leaving the game on Saturday due to a flu-like illness, resumed baseball activities on Wednesday and could return to the line-up on Friday. Winker has not tested positive for COVID-19. “It wiped him out a bit,” said manager David Bell.
Pirates: Open a home stand against the Cubs on Friday, and LHP Tyler Anderson starts the season against Chicago for the second time. He hit seven but lost on Saturday after allowing three runs over five innings.
Rote: Start your first road trip of the season on Friday in Arizona. RHP Tyler Mahle is aiming for his second win of the season after allowing two deserved runs through five innings in Saturday’s 9-6 win against the Cardinals.
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