CINCINNATI (AP) — After producing five outs in his first four at-bats, Bryan Reynolds was looking for a way to salvage his day.
He found one.
The rookie outfielder hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in Pittsburgh’s four-run eighth inning, and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 on Monday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Reynolds’ one-out liner off David Hernandez (1-3) got into the gap in left-center and drove in Cole Tucker and Adam Frazier. Starling Marté followed with a shot to center for his sixth homer, lifting Pittsburgh to an 8-4 lead.
“A runner on second, late in the game, you want to do something to drive him in,” Reynolds said