Dietrich hits 3 HRs, Lyles injured as Reds beat Pirates 11-6

CINCINNATI (AP) Derek Dietrich was describing his three-homer game for the media when Scooter Gennett walked past and put it in a slightly different perspective.

''Anybody can hit three, Derek,'' said Gennett, who did him one better in 2017.

No, Dietrich's latest big game didn't set any records. But it extended one of the most unexpected home run tears by a Reds player in recent years.

Dietrich hit three homers - all two-run shots - and the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered yet another injury to their rotation Tuesday night as Cincinnati pulled away to an 11-6 victory.

''This is more than just a hot streak,'' manager David Bell said.

Dietrich grounded out in his first at-bat and connected in the fourth off Jordan Lyles (5-2), who left after the inning with discomfort in his left hamstring. Dietrich then connected off Geoff Hartlieb in the fifth and again in the seventh for his first three-homer game.

After the third homer, the 13,824 fans at Great American Ball Park demanded a curtain call. Still holding his batting helmet, Dietrich emerged from the dugout and raised both arms.

He didn't get another at-bat to try to match Gennett, who tied the major league record with four homers at Great American Ball Park on June 6, 2017.

Signed to a minor league deal in February with a chance to compete for a spot off the bench, Dietrich has gotten playing time with Gennett sidelined since spring training with a groin injury. His 17 homers set a career high, and 12 of his last 17 hits have been home runs.

''They let me myself,'' Dietrich said. ''They believe in me. They gave me an opportunity. That's all I've ever needed along the way.''

Most of the damage has been against the Pirates, who have allowed eight of the homers.

''He's hitting our mistakes extremely well,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''The balls are not where we wanted them, and he's clobbered them.''

Lyles had an awkward follow-through on a pitch in the fourth but completed the inning. The Pirates already are missing starters Jameson Taillon and Trevor Williams. They've had 22 players on the injured list this season, with starter Chris Archer also missing time because of a sore thumb.

Now, there's a chance Lyles will have to miss time as well.

''We've got the injury bug so far this year,'' Lyles said. ''Everybody knows it.''

With its seventh loss in nine games, Pittsburgh fell to 26-27, the first time the Pirates have been below .500 since May 3.

Lucas Sims (1-0) was called up pregame and struck out a career-high nine in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing of his career. He gave up Kevin Newman's grand slam in the eighth, the rookie's first major league homer.

REDS SLUGGERS

Dietrich is the 28th Reds player with at least three homers in a game. It's the 35th time a Reds player has hit at least three.

STREAKING

Cincinnati rookie Nick Senzel extended his hitting streak to a career-best six games. Tucker Barnhart extended his to seven games. Pittsburgh's Bryan Reynolds has hit safely in seven straight.

ELUSIVE MARK

The last-place Reds have been trying to dig out of their 1-8 start to the season. The win moved them to 26-29, the closest they've been to .500 since April 26.

ROSTER MOVES

The Pirates optioned right-hander Mitch Keller to Triple-A Indianapolis and recalled right-handed reliever Richard Rodriguez before the game. Keller made his major league debut Monday and took an 8-1 loss. The Reds optioned left-handed reliever Wandy Peralta to Triple-A Louisville to open a roster spot for Sims.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Infielder Jung Ho Kang has started a rehab assignment with Indianapolis as he recovers from a strained left side.

Reds: Joey Votto was out of the lineup with tightness in his right hamstring, but could pinch hit. He aggravated it while running the bases on Monday. ... Left-handed reliever Cody Reed sprained his left knee while throwing a pitch on Monday at Triple-A Louisville and won't throw for 10 to 14 days.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Steven Brault (1-1) makes his third start and ninth appearance of the season. He worked in relief Friday and threw 98 pitches. He's given up eight earned runs in 7 2/3 innings of his two starts this season.

Reds: Anthony DeSclafani (2-2) hasn't gone more than four innings in any of his last three starts. He's allowed 12 earned runs in 11 2/3 innings over that span.

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PIT26-27
000000042680
CIN26-29
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  • W: L. Sims (1-0)L: J. Lyles (5-2)
  • HR: PIT - K. Newman (1), CIN - J. Peraza (5), D. Dietrich 3 (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman 2B41141011.333.400.486.8868.5
G. Polanco RF40000030.259.316.472.788-1.5
S. Marte CF40200010.254.299.432.7322.5
J. Bell 1B40100011.338.405.7061.1121.5
M. Cabrera LF30000012.327.365.447.811-0.5
R. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Stallings PH11100000.313.313.313.6252.0
C. Moran 3B20000011.265.319.402.721-0.5
G. Hartlieb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Reynolds LF11100100.327.381.577.9573.0
J. Musgrove PR01000000.059.158.059.2171.0
E. Diaz C41220010.253.286.291.5775.5
C. Tucker SS40000013.153.194.255.449-0.5
J. Lyles P10000010.063.118.063.180-0.5
J. Osuna 3B11000101.143.333.286.6193.0
  • a-singled for Davis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Senzel CF51100010.265.342.431.7732.5
J. Winker LF-RF41110000.244.319.465.7844.0
E. Suarez 3B22100211.281.358.558.9165.5
J. VanMeter 2B00000000.200.333.250.5830.0
D. Dietrich 1B43363001.254.364.7201.08521.0
Y. Puig RF31100000.220.260.398.6582.0
K. Farmer 2B-3B10000010.224.264.493.756-0.5
J. Iglesias SS32200110.313.346.455.8007.5
T. Barnhart C40130011.198.294.341.6353.5
J. Peraza 2B-LF41111001.197.261.322.5836.0
L. Sims P30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
R. Stephenson P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Marte (11), J. Bell (19), E. Diaz (3)
    • HR - K. Newman
    • RBI - K. Newman 4 (11), E. Diaz 2 (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman, M. Cabrera, J. Osuna
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Senzel (4), J. Winker (8), E. Suarez (13), J. Iglesias (9)
    • 3B - J. Iglesias (2)
    • HR - D. Dietrich 3 (17), J. Peraza (5)
    • RBI - J. Winker (18), D. Dietrich 6 (35), T. Barnhart 3 (17), J. Peraza (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Dietrich 2 (14), T. Barnhart 2 (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dietrich, J. Peraza
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (4)
    • DP - (Peraza-Iglesias)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lyles (L, 5-2)4.03332313.091.100.5
    G. Hartlieb2.177712215.002.83-8.0
    R. Davis1.21110313.861.292.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lyles (L, 5-2)4.0
    G. Hartlieb2.1
    R. Davis1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Sims (W, 1-0)7.16441914.910.9521.5
    R. Stephenson1.22221203.961.00-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Sims (W, 1-0)7.1
    R. Stephenson1.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lyles 72-44, G. Hartlieb 47-31, R. Davis 21-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lyles 4-5, G. Hartlieb 1-3, R. Davis 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Lyles 17, G. Hartlieb 14, R. Davis 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Stephenson (2)
    • HBP - L. Sims
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Sims 100-68, R. Stephenson 30-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Sims 3-8, R. Stephenson 1-2
    • Batters Faced - L. Sims 28, R. Stephenson 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Newman 2B41141011.333.400.486.8868.5
    G. Polanco RF40000030.259.316.472.788-1.5
    S. Marte CF40200010.254.299.432.7322.5
    J. Bell 1B40100011.338.405.7061.1121.5
    M. Cabrera LF30000012.327.365.447.811-0.5
    R. Davis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- J. Stallings PH11100000.313.313.313.6252.0
    C. Moran 3B20000011.265.319.402.721-0.5
    G. Hartlieb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Reynolds LF11100100.327.381.577.9573.0
    J. Musgrove PR01000000.059.158.059.2171.0
    E. Diaz C41220010.253.286.291.5775.5
    C. Tucker SS40000013.153.194.255.449-0.5
    J. Lyles P10000010.063.118.063.180-0.5
    J. Osuna 3B11000101.143.333.286.6193.0
    Total3368612119-----
    • a-singled for Davis in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Senzel CF51100010.265.342.431.7732.5
    J. Winker LF-RF41110000.244.319.465.7844.0
    E. Suarez 3B22100211.281.358.558.9165.5
    J. VanMeter 2B00000000.200.333.250.5830.0
    D. Dietrich 1B43363001.254.364.7201.08521.0
    Y. Puig RF31100000.220.260.398.6582.0
    K. Farmer 2B-3B10000010.224.264.493.756-0.5
    J. Iglesias SS32200110.313.346.455.8007.5
    T. Barnhart C40130011.198.294.341.6353.5
    J. Peraza 2B-LF41111001.197.261.322.5836.0
    L. Sims P30000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
    R. Stephenson P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    Total341111114384-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Marte (11), J. Bell (19), E. Diaz (3)
      • HR - K. Newman
      • RBI - K. Newman 4 (11), E. Diaz 2 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman, M. Cabrera, J. Osuna
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Senzel (4), J. Winker (8), E. Suarez (13), J. Iglesias (9)
      • 3B - J. Iglesias (2)
      • HR - D. Dietrich 3 (17), J. Peraza (5)
      • RBI - J. Winker (18), D. Dietrich 6 (35), T. Barnhart 3 (17), J. Peraza (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Dietrich 2 (14), T. Barnhart 2 (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Dietrich, J. Peraza
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - S. Marte (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (4)
      • DP - (Peraza-Iglesias)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lyles (L, 5-2)4.03332313.091.100.5
      G. Hartlieb2.177712215.002.83-8.0
      R. Davis1.21110313.861.292.5
      Total8.0111111384---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lyles (L, 5-2)4.0
      G. Hartlieb2.1
      R. Davis1.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Sims (W, 1-0)7.16441914.910.9521.5
      R. Stephenson1.22221203.961.00-1.0
      Total9.08662111---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Sims (W, 1-0)7.1
      R. Stephenson1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lyles 72-44, G. Hartlieb 47-31, R. Davis 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lyles 4-5, G. Hartlieb 1-3, R. Davis 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Lyles 17, G. Hartlieb 14, R. Davis 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Stephenson (2)
      • HBP - L. Sims
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Sims 100-68, R. Stephenson 30-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Sims 3-8, R. Stephenson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - L. Sims 28, R. Stephenson 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Diaz doubled to left center, Stallings and Musgrove scored611
      • 8TH INNING
        Peraza homered to left411
        Newman homered to center, Reynolds, Diaz and Osuna scored410
      • 7TH INNING
        Dietrich homered to right, Suarez scored010
      • 5TH INNING
        Barnhart singled to center, Puig and Iglesias scored, Barnhart out at second08
        Dietrich homered to right, Winker scored06
        Winker doubled to deep right, Senzel scored04
      • 4TH INNING
        Dietrich homered to right, Suarez scored03
      • 2ND INNING
        Barnhart grounded out to pitcher, Iglesias scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • R. Stephenson Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
        • Jacob Stallings hit for Rookie Davis
        • J. Stallings: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stallings singled to center
        • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Stallings to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Reynolds walked
        • Joe Musgrove ran for Bryan Reynolds
        • E. Diaz: Strike swinging, Diaz doubled to left center, Stallings and Musgrove scored
        • C. Tucker: Ball, Tucker grounded out to shortstop, Diaz to third
        • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Osuna flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Josh VanMeter at second base
        • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds singled to left
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz singled to right, Reynolds to second
        • C. Tucker: Foul, Tucker flied out to deep left
        • J. Osuna: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Osuna hit by pitch, Reynolds to third, Diaz to second
        • K. Newman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Newman homered to center, Reynolds, Diaz and Osuna scored
        • Robert Stephenson relieved Lucas Sims
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Marte lined out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Davis Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • J. Peraza: Peraza homered to left
        • R. Stephenson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Stephenson struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Senzel grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Sims Pitching:
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte doubled to deep right center
        • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bell grounded out to pitcher, Marte to third
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Hartlieb Pitching:
        • J. Winker: Foul, Ball, Winker grounded out to second
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich homered to right, Suarez scored
        • Rookie Davis pitching
        • Bryan Reynolds in left field
        • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Kyle Farmer at second base
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • C. Tucker: Foul, Tucker grounded out to first
        • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Osuna walked
        • K. Newman: Ball, Newman flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Hartlieb Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza flied out to center
        • L. Sims: Strike looking, Sims flied out to left
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Senzel lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Sims Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bell doubled to deep right
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera fouled out to first
        • C. Moran: Moran lined into double play second to shortstop, Bell out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jose Osuna at third base
        • Geoff Hartlieb pitching
        • L. Sims: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sims struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Senzel doubled to deep center
        • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Winker doubled to deep right, Senzel scored
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Dietrich homered to right, Winker scored
        • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Puig singled to left center
        • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Iglesias doubled to deep center, Puig to third
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart singled to center, Puig and Iglesias scored, Barnhart out at second
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Sims Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Newman grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Polanco: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez doubled to deep left
        • D. Dietrich: Dietrich homered to right, Suarez scored
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Puig lined out to left
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iglesias walked
        • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Sims Pitching:
        • E. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz flied out to right
        • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging
        • J. Lyles: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lyles struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • L. Sims: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sims struck out swinging
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Senzel popped out to first
        • J. Winker: Ball, Winker lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Sims Pitching:
        • J. Bell: Foul, Bell flied out to right
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig flied out to center
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias tripled to deep left
        • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to pitcher, Iglesias scored
        • J. Peraza: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Sims Pitching:
        • K. Newman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
        • G. Polanco: Polanco flied out to deep center
        • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Marte singled to center, Marte out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Winker flied out to left
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
        • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)