Four-run tenth inning leads Reds past Pirates 5-1


The Reds topped the Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday afternoon

Cincinnati Reds’ Mike Moustakas (9) scores the third run on a double by Eugenio Suarez off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Duane Underwood Jr. (56) during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Reds won 5-1.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez combined to drive in four runs in the 10th inning as Cincinnati’s bullpen threw 5 1/3 hitless innings, and the Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.

Winker singled off reliever Duane Underwood Jr. (1-2) to lead off the 10th, scoring designated runner Nick Senzel.

Nick Castellanos singled and Mike Moustakas walked ahead of Suárez, who drove a pitch into the left-center gap for a three-run double.

Lucas Sims worked two perfect innings with four strikeouts to earn the win. The Cincinnati bullpen struck out nine without allowing a hit in relief of Sonny Gray.

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