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Cincinnati Reds score four in 10th to knock off Pittsburgh Pirates

May 12, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) to Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (25) during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Winker hit an RBI single and Eugenio Suarez delivered a three-run double in the 10th inning Wednesday to give the visiting Cincinnati Reds a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

At 1-1 in the top of the 10th against Pittsburgh reliever Duane Underwood Jr. (1-2), Nick Senzel started at second base. Winker smacked a single to left, with Senzel scooting home for a 2-1 Reds’ lead.

Nick Castellanos sent Winker to third with a base hit to right and Mike Moustakas walked to load the bases. With the Reds out of position players, Wade Miley — a starter making his first appearance since he threw a no-hitter Friday — pinch hit and popped out.

Suarez followed with a bases-clearing double to the wall in left-center to make it 5-1.

Moustakas earlier slugged a solo homer for the Reds, who took two of three in the series.

Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run and seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Lucas Sims (2-1) pitched the eighth and ninth with no hits and four strikeouts.

Gregory Polanco hit an RBI single for Pittsburgh.

Pirates starter Trevor Cahill went 5 1/3 innings. He gave up one run and three hits, with no walks and one strikeout.

Pittsburgh first baseman Phillip Evans left in the fifth because of left hamstring discomfort.

Moustakas led off the second with his fourth homer, to right-center, for his 600th career RBI and a 1-0 Reds lead.

In the fifth, Kevin Newman hit a one-out single to center and went to third on Evans’ base hit up the middle. Polanco — making his first start since coming off the injured list — roped a single to right to drive in Newman to tie it.

Evans went to second, but then was seen by Pirates medical staff and left the game.

Through nine innings, the Pirates frittered away more chances than the Reds. Pittsburgh was 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base, while Cincinnati was 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine runners.

–Field Level Media