Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds beat Pirates 9-5, take series

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Reds 9 Pirates 5

Ignitor: Jake Fraley reached base five times...2 hits, HR, 3 walks, 4 runs, 3 RBI and a stolen base. He homered to lead off the game. That's back to back games with a HR and four in the last six games. It was his first career leadoff HR. He added a two-run single in the 6th inning to extend the lead to 5-2.

Long gone: Mike Moustakas homered to the last row of seats in right field for his 7th blast of the season to give the Reds a 3-2 lead in the 3rd inning.
He's produced back-to-back two hit games for first time since May. In 31 career appearances at PNC Park Moustakas has 12 HR and 20 RBI.

A Minor accomplishment: Mike Minor 5.2 IN, 9 H, 5 R. He won for the first time since June 13. The Reds had lost his last 10 starts.

Bullpen: Four relievers combined for 3.1 scoreless innings.

Beat goes on: Donovan Solano singled three times and has reached base in his 13th consecutive game.

New look TJ: Friedl contributed a walk, stolen base, run.

Just stop it: Oh for the day when the Reds roster and system has enough talent that I don’t have to watch Aquino. The dude has been given 401 plate appearances since 2020 to hit .183-.270-.335-.625, OPS+63. Seriously?

Pegged: Mike Minor hit Greg Allen with a pitch. Reds pitchers have now hit 80 batters, tying the 2005 club record.

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