Votto gets fan's shirt, vote; Reds get 5-1 loss vs Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) This trade was too good for Joey Votto to turn down.

The Cincinnati Reds star first baseman spotted a fan sitting along the first base line Monday at PNC Park wearing a T-shirt that read ''Votto for President.'' It was from a Nike promotional campaign in 2012 and Votto hadn't kept any of the shirts.

Votto got the shirt, but wound up with little else, shut down by Trevor Williams and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.

In the middle of the fourth inning, Votto walked over to the fan and asked for the shirt, offering an autographed jersey in return. The man agreed and the suddenly bare-chested fan and Votto exchanged first bumps along with Labor Day gifts.

''I was trying to find (the T-shirt) for a while and I was excited to see if I could trade a jersey for a shirt and he obliged,'' Votto said.

''He was willing to take his shirt off in the middle of the stands and thanks to him for being willing to do that,'' he said.

That was the highlight of the day for Votto, who went 1 for 4 and grounded into a double play as the Reds lost for the ninth time in 12 games.

Trevor Williams (12-9) continued his stretch of strong starts by pitching 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed five hits while striking out four and walking one.

Williams improved to 6-2 with a 0.66 ERA in his last nine starts, giving up four runs in 54 2/3 innings. It was his ninth outing of at least five innings without allowing a run this season.

''It's trusting my stuff and being able to put the fastball where I want to put it,'' Williams said. ''We go into every start knowing the fastball command is going to be there and everything comes off that. It's fun to throw the ball to all four quadrants of the strike zone.''

Adam Frazier had career high-tying four hits, including a solo home run off Matt Harvey (6-8) in the first and a two-run single in the seventh that stretched the Pirates' lead to 5-0. Frazier also had a double and three RBIs.

Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco and Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett homered and had two hits each.

Polanco hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning that made it 3-0.

Gennett, the NL batting leader with a .320 average, broke up the Pirates' shutout bid with a solo drive off Kyle Crick in the eighth. Gennett also doubled in the first inning, but Williams worked out of a second-and-third jam with one out by striking Eugenio Suarez and getting Scott Schebler to fly out.

''He's kind of like the guy who can get you a stolen base when you need a stolen base,'' Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said of Williams. ''He had four strikeouts today, but he can get you a punchout when you need a punchout.''

Harvey surrendered three runs and seven hits in six innings with three strikeouts and no walks.

''It was one of those (starts) where you look back and the numbers obviously don't go with how the game went but two pitches definitely cost me,'' Harvey said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: C Elias Diaz (strained right hamstring) missed his third straight game.

TRAHAN DEBUT

Reds SS Blake Trahan was 1 for 3 in his major league debut, hitting a single off Williams in the seventh inning. He was promoted from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Reds: LHP Cody Reed (0-1, 3.26 ERA) will make his third start and 13th relief appearance of the season Tuesday night after limiting Milwaukee to one run in 4 2/3 innings in his last outing.

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (5-8, 3.80 ERA) is 1-4 in his last six starts despite a 3.65 ERA.

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  • W: T. Williams (12-9)L: M. Harvey (6-8)
  • HR: CIN - S. Gennett (20), PIT - G. Polanco (23), A. Frazier (8)
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J. Votto 1B40100001.282.419.413.8321.0
S. Gennett 2B41211000.320.368.503.8718.0
E. Suarez 3B30000132.293.376.558.934-0.5
S. Schebler RF30000003.268.349.460.8091.0
T. Barnhart C40100001.254.340.381.7201.0
P. Ervin LF40100011.279.347.422.7690.5
B. Trahan SS30100001.333.333.333.6671.0
M. Harvey P20000011.065.104.065.169-0.5
a- M. Williams PH10000001.281.312.382.6940.0
S. Romano P0000-000.059.059.088.000-
J. Stephens P00000000.000.333.000.3330.0
  • a-flied out for Harvey in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Marte CF40000003.276.322.451.7730.0
A. Frazier 2B42431000.288.358.469.82713.0
G. Polanco RF41221012.249.338.496.8337.5
F. Cervelli C40100001.259.386.437.8231.0
C. Dickerson LF40000012.291.320.453.773-0.5
J. Bell 1B40000031.255.344.390.734-1.5
C. Moran 3B30000011.278.336.388.724-0.5
K. Newman SS31100000.121.194.152.3462.0
T. Williams P20100000.081.105.081.1861.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Osuna PH11000001.185.197.323.5201.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Kela P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Rodriguez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (29)
  • HR - S. Gennett (20)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (82)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Hamilton, S. Schebler 3 (3), T. Barnhart, M. Williams
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Frazier (16)
  • HR - A. Frazier (8), G. Polanco (23)
  • RBI - A. Frazier 3 (28), G. Polanco 2 (78)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Polanco 2 (2), C. Dickerson, C. Moran
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gennett-Trahan-Votto)
  • E - S. Gennett (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Newman-Frazier-Bell; Frazier-Newman-Bell)
  • E - T. Williams (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (L, 6-8)6.07330324.951.327.5
S. Romano1.02200105.351.451.5
J. Stephens1.00000206.031.854.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (L, 6-8)6.0
S. Romano1.0
J. Stephens1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (W, 12-9)6.25001403.151.1824.0
R. Rodriguez (H, 7)0.10000002.781.110.0
K. Crick1.02110112.581.260.5
K. Kela1.00000003.291.103.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (W, 12-9)6.2
R. Rodriguez (H, 7)0.1
K. Crick1.0
K. Kela1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 74-55, S. Romano 24-15, J. Stephens 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 7-7, S. Romano 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 24, S. Romano 6, J. Stephens 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Williams (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 101-67, R. Rodriguez 4-3, K. Crick 22-15, K. Kela 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 10-5, K. Crick 1-0, K. Kela 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 26, R. Rodriguez, K. Crick 4, K. Kela 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Hamilton CF40100001.244.305.333.6381.0
J. Votto 1B40100001.282.419.413.8321.0
S. Gennett 2B41211000.320.368.503.8718.0
E. Suarez 3B30000132.293.376.558.934-0.5
S. Schebler RF30000003.268.349.460.8091.0
T. Barnhart C40100001.254.340.381.7201.0
P. Ervin LF40100011.279.347.422.7690.5
B. Trahan SS30100001.333.333.333.6671.0
M. Harvey P20000011.065.104.065.169-0.5
a- M. Williams PH10000001.281.312.382.6940.0
S. Romano P0000-000.059.059.088.000-
J. Stephens P00000000.000.333.000.3330.0
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  • a-flied out for Harvey in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Marte CF40000003.276.322.451.7730.0
A. Frazier 2B42431000.288.358.469.82713.0
G. Polanco RF41221012.249.338.496.8337.5
F. Cervelli C40100001.259.386.437.8231.0
C. Dickerson LF40000012.291.320.453.773-0.5
J. Bell 1B40000031.255.344.390.734-1.5
C. Moran 3B30000011.278.336.388.724-0.5
K. Newman SS31100000.121.194.152.3462.0
T. Williams P20100000.081.105.081.1861.0
R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Osuna PH11000001.185.197.323.5201.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Kela P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Rodriguez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (29)
  • HR - S. Gennett (20)
  • RBI - S. Gennett (82)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Hamilton, S. Schebler 3 (3), T. Barnhart, M. Williams
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Frazier (16)
  • HR - A. Frazier (8), G. Polanco (23)
  • RBI - A. Frazier 3 (28), G. Polanco 2 (78)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Polanco 2 (2), C. Dickerson, C. Moran
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gennett-Trahan-Votto)
  • E - S. Gennett (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Newman-Frazier-Bell; Frazier-Newman-Bell)
  • E - T. Williams (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (L, 6-8)6.07330324.951.327.5
S. Romano1.02200105.351.451.5
J. Stephens1.00000206.031.854.0
Total8.0953062---
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (L, 6-8)6.0
S. Romano1.0
J. Stephens1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (W, 12-9)6.25001403.151.1824.0
R. Rodriguez (H, 7)0.10000002.781.110.0
K. Crick1.02110112.581.260.5
K. Kela1.00000003.291.103.0
Total9.0711151---
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (W, 12-9)6.2
R. Rodriguez (H, 7)0.1
K. Crick1.0
K. Kela1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 74-55, S. Romano 24-15, J. Stephens 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 7-7, S. Romano 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 24, S. Romano 6, J. Stephens 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Williams (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 101-67, R. Rodriguez 4-3, K. Crick 22-15, K. Kela 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 10-5, K. Crick 1-0, K. Kela 2-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 26, R. Rodriguez, K. Crick 4, K. Kela 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Gennett homered to right center15
  • 7TH INNING
    Frazier singled to center, Newman and Osuna scored, Frazier to second05
  • 6TH INNING
    Polanco homered to right, Frazier scored03
  • 1ST INNING
    Frazier homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Keone Kela relieved Kyle Crick
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schebler grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to pitcher
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ervin lined out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hamilton reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Votto: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Votto grounded out to shortstop, Hamilton out at second
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gennett homered to right center
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jackson Stephens relieved Sal Romano
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Cervelli lined out to left
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Barnhart singled to center
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ervin grounded out to second, Barnhart out at second
    • B. Trahan: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trahan singled to center
    • Mason Williams hit for Matt Harvey
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Trevor Williams
    • M. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Williams flied out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sal Romano pitching
    • C. Moran: Ball, Moran grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Newman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Newman singled to center
    • Jose Osuna hit for Richard Rodriguez
    • J. Osuna: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Osuna reached on fielder's choice to second, Newman to third, Osuna to second on 2nd baseman Gennett throwing error
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte fouled out to third
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Frazier singled to center, Newman and Osuna scored, Frazier to second
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Votto grounded out to second
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Ball, Gennett grounded out to first
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez walked
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Schebler grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier singled to left
    • G. Polanco: Pickoff attempt, Polanco homered to right, Frazier scored
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Cervelli grounded out to second
    • C. Dickerson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Dickerson flied out to center
    • J. Bell: Bell flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ervin singled to center
    • B. Trahan: Ervin to second on Williams throwing error, Trahan lined out to first
    • M. Harvey: Foul, Harvey grounded out to shortstop, Ervin to third
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton fouled out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Newman flied out to deep center
    • T. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Marte: Marte fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gennett grounded out to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schebler hit by pitch
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cervelli singled to right
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Dickerson popped out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • M. Harvey: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harvey struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hamilton flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Votto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • T. Williams: Strike looking, Williams singled to right center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier doubled to deep right
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart grounded out to second
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • B. Trahan: Strike looking, Trahan grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • C. Moran: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moran struck out looking
    • K. Newman: Ball, Foul, Newman grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Votto reached on an infield single to third
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gennett doubled to deep right center, Votto to third
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Marte grounded out to first
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier homered to right
    • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Polanco reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Cervelli flied out to deep right
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Dickerson flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)