Reds end 7-game losing streak vs Pirates with 3-0 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) Michael Lorenzen's longest outing in three years reminded him why he enjoys starting so much.

The right-hander singled home a run and got his first victory as a starter since 2015, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Saturday that ended their seven-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh has dominated the Ohio River rivalry, going 13-5 this season. The seven-game winning streak was the Pirates' longest against the Reds since 1991.

Pittsburgh was blanked for the 17th time, most in the NL and tied with Detroit for most in the majors.

The Reds let Lorenzen (4-2) finish the season with three starts after 42 relief appearances, providing a chance for him to join the competition for next year's rotation. He went 5 2/3 innings - his longest appearance since he was a rookie starter in 2015 - and gave up five hits.

Lorenzen used all his pitches, something he doesn't need in relief. He threw 73 in all.

''I was using, really, three variations of a fastball, and that's why I love starting,'' he said. ''I have those three variations. Then I started throwing the curveball in the sixth, and they hadn't seen that yet. I started throwing the changeup, and they hadn't seen that yet.''

David Hernandez escaped a bases-loaded threat in the sixth. Raisel Iglesias got his 30th save in 34 chances.

Lorenzen also had a run-scoring single , finishing his season at the plate with a flourish. Lorenzen batted .300 with one double, four homers and 10 RBIs in 30 at-bats as a pitcher or pinch hitter.

Eugenio Suarez homered for the second straight game off Jameson Taillon (14-10), pulling out of his slump. His two-run shot on Friday night was his first homer and RBI since Sept. 10.

Taillon - the second overall pick in the 2010 draft - made it through a full season for the first time. He missed the 2014 and 2015 seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery and a sports hernia. Last year, he had surgery for testicular cancer in May.

''None of us can appreciate what he went through,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''There's different levels of respect, and I'm sure for his teammates it's at the highest level.''

Taillon finished the season with a streak of 22 starts allowing three earned runs or less, one shy of Bob Friend's single-season club record from 1963.

''It's been a crazy dream,'' Taillon said.

Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang started at third base - the first time he had been in a major league lineup in two years. He has a single in four at-bats.

The 31-year-old infielder hadn't played in the majors since September 2016 because of visa issues related to DUI arrests in his native South Korea. Earlier this season, he played in the Pirates' minor league system before a left wrist injury required surgery. The Pirates decided to add him to the roster for the final series.

COOL .300

Hurdle took Corey Dickerson out of the game after his single in the sixth inning raised his average to .300, which the manager considered a good stopping point for the outfielder.

''He would never take himself out of the lineup,'' Hurdle said. ''He earned it.''

LORENZEN'S LUMBER

Lorenzen went 3 for 12 as a pinch hitter with two homers and five RBIs. When batting as a pitcher, he was 6 for 18 with two homers and five RBIs.

INTERIM MARKS

The Reds are 64-79 since April 19, when manager Bryan Price was fired and Jim Riggleman took over on an interim basis. He is one of the candidates for the job moving ahead.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Right fielder Adam Frazier left in the fourth inning with a tight right hamstring. ... Shortstop Jordy Mercer left in the fifth with a sore right forearm.

Reds: Scooter Gennett was out of the lineup with a sore right biceps. Gennett leads the NL in three-hit games and ranks fourth with a .310 batting average. ''It's nothing serious, but with where we are in the season, it would be stupid to go out and make it worse,'' Gennett said.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Clay Holmes (1-3) makes his first start since Aug. 10. He has pitched out of the bullpen his last five appearances.

Reds: Sal Romano (8-11) has divided time between the bullpen and rotation. He makes his 25th start after 12 straight relief appearances.

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  • W: M. Lorenzen (4-2)L: J. Taillon (14-10)S: R. Iglesias (30)
  • HR: CIN - E. Suarez (34)
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  • a-grounded out for Dickerson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Taillon in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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B. Hamilton CF31100011.235.298.325.6233.5
  • a-struck out for Williams in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Reyes, S. Marte, J. Harrison 3 (3), J. Mercer, J. Taillon
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Herrera (5)
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (9)
  • HR - E. Suarez (34)
  • SF - J. Peraza (5)
  • RBI - J. Peraza (58), E. Suarez (104), M. Lorenzen (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Lorenzen (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, E. Suarez, B. Hamilton
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Williams (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Peraza)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Taillon (L, 14-10)6.07330713.201.189.5
K. Crick1.00000302.391.134.5
F. Vazquez1.00000202.741.264.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Taillon (L, 14-10)6.0
K. Crick1.0
F. Vazquez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Lorenzen (W, 4-2)5.25002203.111.3816.0
D. Hernandez (H, 15)1.11000202.571.003.0
J. Hughes (H, 15)1.00000001.961.003.0
R. Iglesias (S, 30)1.00000202.411.0711.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Lorenzen (W, 4-2)5.2
D. Hernandez (H, 15)1.1
J. Hughes (H, 15)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 30)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Taillon 89-64, K. Crick 12-9, F. Vazquez 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Taillon 3-7
  • Batters Faced - J. Taillon 24, K. Crick 3, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Hernandez (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Lorenzen 73-45, D. Hernandez 16-13, J. Hughes 12-9, R. Iglesias 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Lorenzen 9-5, D. Hernandez 1-1, J. Hughes 2-1, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Lorenzen 23, D. Hernandez 5, J. Hughes 3, R. Iglesias 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF40100001.276.327.453.7802.0
J. Bell 1B30000111.262.356.406.7630.5
C. Dickerson LF30100000.300.330.474.8041.0
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J. Kang 3B40100010.400.400.400.8000.5
J. Harrison 2B30100113.250.293.363.6561.5
J. Mercer SS20000002.251.315.381.6960.0
K. Newman SS20100010.207.247.230.4770.5
J. Stallings C30000012.216.268.216.485-0.5
J. Taillon P20100001.070.086.088.1741.0
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  • a-grounded out for Dickerson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Taillon in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Peraza SS30010000.290.327.419.7461.0
M. Williams RF30300000.298.336.405.7412.0
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J. Votto 1B40000012.285.417.420.837-0.5
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Suarez 3B31111011.284.368.528.8955.5
S. Schebler LF30000020.257.334.442.776-1.0
T. Barnhart C30000020.248.328.372.699-1.0
D. Herrera 2B31100020.179.258.381.6392.0
B. Trahan 2B00000000.273.273.273.5450.0
M. Lorenzen P20110010.300.344.7331.0771.5
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Dixon 1B00000000.183.223.365.5880.0
B. Hamilton CF31100011.235.298.325.6233.5
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  • a-struck out for Williams in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Reyes, S. Marte, J. Harrison 3 (3), J. Mercer, J. Taillon
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Herrera (5)
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (9)
  • HR - E. Suarez (34)
  • SF - J. Peraza (5)
  • RBI - J. Peraza (58), E. Suarez (104), M. Lorenzen (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Lorenzen (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, E. Suarez, B. Hamilton
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Williams (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Peraza)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Taillon (L, 14-10)6.07330713.201.189.5
K. Crick1.00000302.391.134.5
F. Vazquez1.00000202.741.264.0
Total8.07330121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Taillon (L, 14-10)6.0
K. Crick1.0
F. Vazquez1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Lorenzen (W, 4-2)5.25002203.111.3816.0
D. Hernandez (H, 15)1.11000202.571.003.0
J. Hughes (H, 15)1.00000001.961.003.0
R. Iglesias (S, 30)1.00000202.411.0711.0
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PITCHERSIP
M. Lorenzen (W, 4-2)5.2
D. Hernandez (H, 15)1.1
J. Hughes (H, 15)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 30)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Taillon 89-64, K. Crick 12-9, F. Vazquez 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Taillon 3-7
  • Batters Faced - J. Taillon 24, K. Crick 3, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Hernandez (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Lorenzen 73-45, D. Hernandez 16-13, J. Hughes 12-9, R. Iglesias 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Lorenzen 9-5, D. Hernandez 1-1, J. Hughes 2-1, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Lorenzen 23, D. Hernandez 5, J. Hughes 3, R. Iglesias 3
  • 4TH INNING
    Lorenzen singled to left, Herrera scored, Lorenzen to second03
    Suarez homered to center02
  • 3RD INNING
    Peraza hit sacrifice fly to right, Hamilton scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Dixon at first base
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • J. Kang: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kang grounded out to third
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Blake Trahan at second base
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bell lined out to third
    • Jose Osuna hit for Corey Dickerson
    • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Osuna grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Kyle Crick
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep right
    • Phillip Ervin hit for Mason Williams
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Ervin struck out on foul tip
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Hernandez Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman singled to center
    • J. Stallings: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Stallings struck out swinging
    • Kevin Kramer hit for Jameson Taillon
    • K. Kramer: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Kramer struck out on foul tip
    • P. Reyes: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Newman to second on wild pitch, Reyes popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • D. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Gabriel Guerrero hit for David Hernandez
    • G. Guerrero: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Hamilton struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • P. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Marte: Foul, Strike swinging, Marte lined out to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bell walked
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dickerson singled to left, Bell to second
    • J. Kang: Kang singled to right, Bell to third, Dickerson to second
    • David Hernandez relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Harrison grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Suarez struck out on foul tip
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler fouled out to catcher
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harrison walked
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Mercer grounded out to third, Harrison to second
    • J. Stallings: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stallings grounded out to pitcher, Harrison to third
    • J. Taillon: Strike looking, Taillon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kevin Newman at shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Williams singled to center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Williams caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Votto flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Dickerson grounded out to first
    • J. Kang: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kang struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Pablo Reyes in right field
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Suarez homered to center
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart fouled out to third
    • D. Herrera: Herrera doubled to left
    • M. Lorenzen: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Lorenzen singled to left, Herrera scored, Lorenzen to second
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hamilton flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • J. Stallings: Stallings fouled out to catcher
    • J. Taillon: Strike looking, Taillon singled to right center
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier flied out to left
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • M. Lorenzen: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lorenzen struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton tripled to deep right
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Peraza hit sacrifice fly to right, Hamilton scored
    • M. Williams: Ball, Williams singled to right
    • J. Votto: Foul, Votto flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson grounded out to second
    • J. Kang: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kang grounded out to third
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Harrison singled to center
    • J. Mercer: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Mercer grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Harrison out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • D. Herrera: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Frazier grounded out to first
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marte doubled to left center
    • J. Bell: Bell lined out to shortstop, Marte out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Taillon Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Peraza grounded out to third
    • M. Williams: Ball, Ball, Williams singled to center
    • J. Votto: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Votto flied out to right
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)