Gennett's slam helps Harvey gets 1st Reds win, 7-2 over Bucs

CINCINNATI (AP) So far, Matt Harvey is making good on his second chance.

The former Mets ace allowed only one run over six innings for his first win with the Cincinnati Reds, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam in the last two seasons on Tuesday night for a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Reds traded catcher Devin Mesoraco to the Mets for Harvey on May 8, giving him a chance to revive a career that had bottomed out. Harvey (1-2) has thrown more pitches each outing as he gets back into form after being relegated to the Mets bullpen.

He is looking a little better each time out, too. He limited the Pirates to three hits.

''It was a good step for me,'' Harvey said. ''There were times earlier this year when I thought I might not get another win in the big leagues. It was good to get that first one.''

The Pirates loaded the bases in the first with the help of a pair of walks, but Harvey escaped the threat by fanning Colin Moran for the first of his five strikeouts. Moran hit a solo homer in the fourth.

Harvey has thrown 55, 77 and 93 pitches in his starts for Cincinnati. He has yielded four runs and 11 hits in 14 innings.

''It's an opportunity for him to find another way - a different way, a different team,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''This could turn out to be a really good opportunity for him. He's going through an evolution process as well.''

Gennett led the majors with a club-record four grand slams last season. He got his first of this season off Jameson Taillon (2-4), connecting on a high changeup in the fifth inning. Taillon hasn't won in eight starts since he threw a one-hitter to beat the Reds on April 8 at PNC Park.

The Pirates intentionally walked Joey Votto to load the bases and bring up Gennett, who has grounded into six double plays, tied for the most on the team.

''It definitely makes sense what they did,'' Gennett said. ''I think Joey's the best hitter in baseball. I definitely didn't take it personally, but I do like getting up there with the bases loaded.''

Gennett also had an RBI double in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the seventh for a season-high six RBIs. His career high is 10 RBIs during his four-homer game against St. Louis last June 6.

The Pirates dropped their fourth in a row overall.

RAIN, RAIN ...

A storm delayed the start for 65 minutes. There have been two postponements at Great American Ball Park this season and six rain delays totaling 8 hours, 1 minute.

WALK THIS WAY

Votto's intentional walk was the 135th of his career, tying Johnny Bench's club record.

MEADOWS AGAIN

Pirates center fielder Austin Meadows hit his second homer in as many games off Amir Garrett in the seventh inning, leaving him 6 for 15 in his first four major league games. Meadows faced Garrett in the minors and knew what to expect.

''He hung a slider,'' Meadows said. ''I faced him a lot (in Triple-A) the last couple years. I knew he had that slider and he went to it.''

MOVING UP

Slumping Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart batted second for the first time in the majors and went 3 for 4 with a double. He had never batted higher than fifth in the order. Barnhart entered in a 1-for-17 slump.

REDS MOVE

Cincinnati called up utility player Brandon Dixon, who had never played in the majors, and optioned infielder Rosell Herrera to Triple-A Louisville. Herrera batted .154 in 11 games with no homers or RBIs. Dixon pinch-hit and flied out.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: CF Starling Marte (strained right oblique) is accompanying the team on its trip. He's eligible to be activated from the DL on Saturday.

Reds: RH Michael Lorenzen worked out with the Reds pregame and is expected to be activated before Wednesday's game. He has been on the DL since spring training with a strained right shoulder. He pitched two innings Sunday in a rehab appearance.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Chad Kuhl (4-2) is 3-1 in his last six starts. He's faced the Reds once this season, getting a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 7-4 loss on April 7.

Reds: Homer Bailey (1-6) lasted only 4 2/3 innings during a 5-2 loss in Pittsburgh on April 5. The Reds are 1-9 in his starts this season.

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  • W: M. Harvey (1-2)L: J. Taillon (2-4)
  • HR: PIT - A. Meadows (2), C. Moran (4), CIN - S. Gennett (8)
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J. Bell 1B30000111.256.333.401.7340.5
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C. Moran 3B41111014.285.378.455.8335.5
A. Meadows CF41111011.400.400.8001.2005.5
J. Mercer SS30100110.248.314.386.7001.5
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  • a-walked for Taillon in the 7th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Glasnow in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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A. Duvall LF40000021.183.284.412.696-1.0
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a- B. Dixon PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Blandino 2B10000000.269.360.333.6930.0
B. Hamilton CF30100000.205.297.301.5981.0
  • a-flied out for Harvey in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Moran (4), A. Meadows (2)
  • RBI - C. Moran (22), A. Meadows (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Barnhart (10), S. Gennett (12), E. Suarez 2 (10)
  • HR - S. Gennett (8)
  • SF - S. Gennett
  • RBI - S. Gennett 6 (33), E. Suarez (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett (12), E. Suarez (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Peraza (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Peraza-Blandino-Votto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Taillon (L, 2-4)6.08661814.561.292.0
G. Kontos1.01110205.031.422.0
T. Glasnow1.00000205.701.484.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Taillon (L, 2-4)6.0
G. Kontos1.0
T. Glasnow1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (W, 1-2)6.03112515.491.3424.5
A. Garrett0.11112011.671.04-4.0
D. Hernandez (H, 4)1.01001102.511.261.5
W. Peralta0.21000003.471.67-1.0
J. Hughes1.00000001.300.903.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (W, 1-2)6.0
A. Garrett0.1
D. Hernandez (H, 4)1.0
W. Peralta0.2
J. Hughes1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Taillon (4)
  • HBP - G. Kontos (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Taillon 91-66, G. Kontos 19-12, T. Glasnow 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Taillon 3-7, T. Glasnow 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Taillon 27, G. Kontos 5, T. Glasnow 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 93-63, A. Garrett 16-8, D. Hernandez 25-14, W. Peralta 14-9, J. Hughes 6-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 5-8, D. Hernandez 1-1, W. Peralta 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 23, A. Garrett 4, D. Hernandez 5, W. Peralta 3, J. Hughes 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Polanco RF40100013.225.333.456.7900.5
F. Cervelli C30100103.280.401.517.9182.0
J. Bell 1B30000111.256.333.401.7340.5
C. Dickerson LF30000103.302.341.485.8261.0
C. Moran 3B41111014.285.378.455.8335.5
A. Meadows CF41111011.400.400.8001.2005.5
J. Mercer SS30100110.248.314.386.7001.5
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  • a-walked for Taillon in the 7th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Glasnow in the 9th
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S. Schebler RF40000032.245.317.427.744-1.5
A. Duvall LF40000021.183.284.412.696-1.0
M. Harvey P20000011.154.154.154.308-0.5
a- B. Dixon PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Blandino 2B10000000.269.360.333.6930.0
B. Hamilton CF30100000.205.297.301.5981.0
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  • a-flied out for Harvey in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Moran (4), A. Meadows (2)
  • RBI - C. Moran (22), A. Meadows (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Barnhart (10), S. Gennett (12), E. Suarez 2 (10)
  • HR - S. Gennett (8)
  • SF - S. Gennett
  • RBI - S. Gennett 6 (33), E. Suarez (33)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett (12), E. Suarez (13)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Peraza (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Peraza-Blandino-Votto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Taillon (L, 2-4)6.08661814.561.292.0
G. Kontos1.01110205.031.422.0
T. Glasnow1.00000205.701.484.0
Total8.09771121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Taillon (L, 2-4)6.0
G. Kontos1.0
T. Glasnow1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (W, 1-2)6.03112515.491.3424.5
A. Garrett0.11112011.671.04-4.0
D. Hernandez (H, 4)1.01001102.511.261.5
W. Peralta0.21000003.471.67-1.0
J. Hughes1.00000001.300.903.0
Total9.0622562---
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (W, 1-2)6.0
A. Garrett0.1
D. Hernandez (H, 4)1.0
W. Peralta0.2
J. Hughes1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Taillon (4)
  • HBP - G. Kontos (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Taillon 91-66, G. Kontos 19-12, T. Glasnow 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Taillon 3-7, T. Glasnow 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Taillon 27, G. Kontos 5, T. Glasnow 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 93-63, A. Garrett 16-8, D. Hernandez 25-14, W. Peralta 14-9, J. Hughes 6-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 5-8, D. Hernandez 1-1, W. Peralta 1-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 23, A. Garrett 4, D. Hernandez 5, W. Peralta 3, J. Hughes 2
  • 7TH INNING
    Gennett hit sacrifice fly to center, Peraza scored27
    Meadows homered to right26
  • 5TH INNING
    Gennett homered to right, Peraza, Barnhart and Votto scored16
  • 4TH INNING
    Moran homered to right center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Suarez doubled to deep left, Gennett scored02
    Gennett doubled to deep right center, Barnhart scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mercer singled to center
    • Jose Osuna hit for Tyler Glasnow
    • Jared Hughes relieved Wandy Peralta
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Osuna grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Mercer out at second
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harrison flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D. Hernandez Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • Wandy Peralta pitching
    • Alex Blandino at second
    • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moran lined out to right
    • A. Meadows: Foul, Ball, Meadows grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Glasnow relieved George Kontos
    • S. Schebler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Blandino grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Amir Garrett pitching
    • C. Moran: Foul, Strike swinging, Moran flied out to right
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Meadows homered to right
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercer walked
    • Sean Rodriguez hit for Jameson Taillon
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez walked, Mercer to second
    • David Hernandez relieved Amir Garrett
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Harrison singled to center, Mercer to third, Rodriguez to second
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco popped out to second
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • George Kontos pitching
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza hit by pitch
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza stole second, Foul, Barnhart singled to left center, Peraza to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Gennett hit sacrifice fly to center, Peraza scored
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Foul, Ball, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Bell flied out to left
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dickerson flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Duvall grounded out to shortstop
    • Brandon Dixon hit for Matt Harvey
    • B. Dixon: Dixon flied out to right
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • J. Taillon: Strike looking, Taillon grounded out to second
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harrison lined out to right
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton lined out to center
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza singled to center
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Barnhart doubled to deep right, Peraza to third
    • J. Votto: Votto intentionally walked
    • S. Gennett: Gennett homered to right, Peraza, Barnhart and Votto scored
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Ball, Schebler lined out to second
    • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Dickerson grounded out to catcher
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike looking, Moran homered to right center
    • A. Meadows: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Mercer flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Suarez doubled to left center
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • M. Harvey: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harvey struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison lined out to center
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Polanco flied out to left
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bell grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Cervelli out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Votto popped out to third
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gennett flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Meadows flied out to center
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
    • J. Taillon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taillon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Duvall flied out to center
    • M. Harvey: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Harvey grounded out to second
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton singled to left center
    • J. Peraza: Peraza fouled out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Ball, Polanco singled to right
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked, Polanco to second
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bell walked, Polanco to third, Cervelli to second
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson flied out to center
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Barnhart singled to right
    • J. Votto: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gennett doubled to deep right center, Barnhart scored
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez doubled to deep left, Gennett scored
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)