New father Reynolds homers as Pirates top Cubs 6-2

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The Pirates topped the Cubs 6-2 in the series finale, avoiding a fourth straight loss.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds watches his three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2.

Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills into the seats in right field in the third inning for his third home run of the season to help Pittsburgh avoid a four-game losing streak.

Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep.

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