Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) Trevor Williams looked like himself on the mound.

He looked like somebody else at the plate.

Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday.

''He was just efficient,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''His fastball was his go-to pitch today. He had excellent command.''

Williams picked up where he left off last season, when he was the only major leaguer to make 10 starts of at least six innings without allowing a run. The right-hander gave up three hits, struck out six and walked one.

Williams said he benefited from watching Jameson Taillon's six-plus innings in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Reds on opening day.

''We just stuck with the game plan,'' Williams said. ''I watched what (Taillon) did and we carried that over.''

The Reds put runners on the corners with two out in the sixth, but Williams struck out Yasiel Puig to end the inning. Puig is 0 for 7 with four strikeouts and a walk in two games after he was acquired in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Puig also misjudged Francisco Cervelli's fly ball to right in the ninth inning, but recovered in time to make a diving catch.

Adam Frazier and Melky Cabrera each had two hits as Pittsburgh earned its first win of the season. Saturday's game was postponed by rain.

Sonny Gray struggled in his Cincinnati debut, allowing three runs, two earned, and five hits in 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked four and struck out none.

''I didn't throw strikes from the get go,'' said Gray, a Nashville native who grew up following the Reds. ''I just didn't throw enough strikes. It was an opportunity, and I didn't throw strikes.''

Gray (0-1) was acquired in an offseason trade with the New York Yankees, and then agreed to a new contract with Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh jumped in front on Josh Bell's RBI single in the first. The run was unearned after Starling Marte reached when Gray dropped a relay to first for the first of four errors for the Reds.

Williams drove in Cabrera with a lunging single in the second for his second career RBI. He entered the season with a .082 career batting average.

''(Gray) blew me up on that one,'' Williams said. ''It was a hard sinker in. That one hurt my hands.''

Williams (1-0) made it 3-0 by working a bases-loaded walk in the third.

Not even Hurdle saw that coming.

''Just a good day of baseball for us - defense, pitching, and we continually put pressure on the other team,'' Hurdle said. ''I didn't have Williams driving in two runs before the game.''

LIKING CINCINNATI

Corey Dickerson drove in two more runs against Cincinnati. He has 32 RBIs in 34 career games against the Reds.

LIKING CINCINNATI II

Williams improved to 4-1 in nine career games against the Reds. Each of his three RBIs has come against Cincinnati.

LEAKY DEFENSE

The last time the Reds committed four errors in one game was July 3 against the White Sox.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: RHP Jordan Lyles, plagued with right side discomfort, has rejoined the team and is scheduled to start on Thursday against Cincinnati.

Reds: LHP Alex Wood remains in Arizona while trying to come back from lower back stiffness. Manager David Bell labeled a possible mid-April comeback ''aggressive.''

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Chris Archer starts Pittsburgh's home opener against St. Louis.

Reds: RHP Tanner Roark pitches Monday against Milwaukee. It's his first start for Cincinnati after he was acquired in an offseason trade with Washington.

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  • W: T. Williams (1-0)L: S. Gray (0-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Dickerson LF40010114.125.300.500.8001.5
J. Bell 1B40110100.250.333.250.5833.0
F. Cervelli C31100102.286.444.286.7304.0
J. Kang 3B40100113.286.444.429.8732.5
M. Cabrera RF41200002.250.250.250.5003.0
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a- C. Moran PH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
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K. Kela P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Gonzalez SS40000115.125.222.125.3470.5
T. Williams P20120112.500.667.5001.1673.5
P. Reyes RF10000010.000.500.000.500-0.5
  • a-singled for Musgrove in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Schebler CF30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- K. Farmer PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Votto 1B40200000.375.375.6251.0003.0
Y. Puig RF30000123.000.125.000.1250.0
E. Suarez 3B30000111.000.250.000.2500.5
M. Kemp LF40000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Peraza 2B-SS30000030.286.286.7141.000-1.5
T. Barnhart C30100000.333.429.333.7621.0
J. Iglesias SS20100001.600.6001.0001.6001.0
R. Stephenson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Gray P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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c- D. Dietrich PH-2B20000001.333.3331.3331.6670.0
  • a-struck out for Schebler in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Stephenson in the 8th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Peralta in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte, J. Kang
  • RBI - S. Marte, C. Dickerson (2), J. Bell, T. Williams 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bell, T. Williams
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Frazier 3 (3), F. Cervelli 2 (2), J. Kang 2 (2), T. Williams 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Votto (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Schebler, Y. Puig 2 (2), M. Kemp 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gonzalez-Frazier-Bell)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Gray-Barnhart-Votto; Peraza-Dietrich-Votto)
  • E - S. Gray, S. Schebler, R. Stephenson, E. Suarez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (W, 1-0)6.03001600.000.6727.0
J. Musgrove (H, 1)2.00000100.000.006.5
F. Vazquez0.21001100.003.00-1.5
K. Kela0.10000100.000.000.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (W, 1-0)6.0
J. Musgrove (H, 1)2.0
F. Vazquez0.2
K. Kela0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (L, 0-1)2.25324006.753.38-10.0
M. Lorenzen2.11001200.000.865.0
W. Peralta1.00002000.002.001.0
R. Stephenson2.02210304.501.004.5
J. Hughes1.02000005.403.001.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (L, 0-1)2.2
M. Lorenzen2.1
W. Peralta1.0
R. Stephenson2.0
J. Hughes1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 80-59, J. Musgrove 30-18, F. Vazquez 25-13, K. Kela 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 5-6, J. Musgrove 4-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 21, J. Musgrove 6, F. Vazquez 4, K. Kela
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 72-35, M. Lorenzen 41-25, W. Peralta 19-7, R. Stephenson 28-21, J. Hughes 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 6-2, M. Lorenzen 2-3, R. Stephenson 2-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 18, M. Lorenzen 9, W. Peralta 5, R. Stephenson 8, J. Hughes 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF42110100.250.400.500.9008.0
C. Dickerson LF40010114.125.300.500.8001.5
J. Bell 1B40110100.250.333.250.5833.0
F. Cervelli C31100102.286.444.286.7304.0
J. Kang 3B40100113.286.444.429.8732.5
M. Cabrera RF41200002.250.250.250.5003.0
J. Musgrove P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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F. Vazquez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Kela P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Musgrove in the 9th
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S. Schebler CF30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- K. Farmer PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Votto 1B40200000.375.375.6251.0003.0
Y. Puig RF30000123.000.125.000.1250.0
E. Suarez 3B30000111.000.250.000.2500.5
M. Kemp LF40000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Peraza 2B-SS30000030.286.286.7141.000-1.5
T. Barnhart C30100000.333.429.333.7621.0
J. Iglesias SS20100001.600.6001.0001.6001.0
R. Stephenson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Winker PH10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Gray P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Lorenzen P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- D. Dietrich PH-2B20000001.333.3331.3331.6670.0
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  • a-struck out for Schebler in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Stephenson in the 8th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Peralta in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte, J. Kang
  • RBI - S. Marte, C. Dickerson (2), J. Bell, T. Williams 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bell, T. Williams
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Frazier 3 (3), F. Cervelli 2 (2), J. Kang 2 (2), T. Williams 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Votto (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Schebler, Y. Puig 2 (2), M. Kemp 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte
FIELDING
  • DP - (Gonzalez-Frazier-Bell)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Gray-Barnhart-Votto; Peraza-Dietrich-Votto)
  • E - S. Gray, S. Schebler, R. Stephenson, E. Suarez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (W, 1-0)6.03001600.000.6727.0
J. Musgrove (H, 1)2.00000100.000.006.5
F. Vazquez0.21001100.003.00-1.5
K. Kela0.10000100.000.000.5
Total9.0400290---
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (W, 1-0)6.0
J. Musgrove (H, 1)2.0
F. Vazquez0.2
K. Kela0.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (L, 0-1)2.25324006.753.38-10.0
M. Lorenzen2.11001200.000.865.0
W. Peralta1.00002000.002.001.0
R. Stephenson2.02210304.501.004.5
J. Hughes1.02000005.403.001.0
Total9.01053750---
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (L, 0-1)2.2
M. Lorenzen2.1
W. Peralta1.0
R. Stephenson2.0
J. Hughes1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 80-59, J. Musgrove 30-18, F. Vazquez 25-13, K. Kela 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 5-6, J. Musgrove 4-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 21, J. Musgrove 6, F. Vazquez 4, K. Kela
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 72-35, M. Lorenzen 41-25, W. Peralta 19-7, R. Stephenson 28-21, J. Hughes 21-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 6-2, M. Lorenzen 2-3, R. Stephenson 2-1, J. Hughes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 18, M. Lorenzen 9, W. Peralta 5, R. Stephenson 8, J. Hughes 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Dickerson grounded out to second, Marte scored50
    Marte doubled to deep left, Frazier scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Williams walked, Cervelli scored, Kang to third, Gonzalez to second30
  • 2ND INNING
    Williams singled to right, Cabrera scored20
  • 1ST INNING
    Bell singled to center, Marte scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cervelli lined out to right
    • J. Kang: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kang doubled to deep left
    • Colin Moran hit for Joe Musgrove
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Foul, Moran singled to left, Kang to third
    • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second, Moran out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Felipe Vazquez pitching
    • Kyle Farmer hit for Scott Schebler
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Farmer struck out looking
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Votto doubled to deep center
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Puig flied out to deep right, Votto to third
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
    • Keone Kela relieved Felipe Vazquez
    • M. Kemp: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • P. Reyes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Frazier reached on an infield single to shortstop, Frazier to second on 3rd baseman Suarez throwing error
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte doubled to deep left, Frazier scored
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Marte to third on Stephenson throwing error, Ball, Foul, Dickerson grounded out to second, Marte scored
    • J. Bell: Foul, Strike looking, Bell flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • J. Musgrove Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • Jesse Winker hit for Robert Stephenson
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Winker grounded out to second
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Robert Stephenson pitching
    • J. Kang: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kang struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Musgrove pitching
    • Pablo Reyes in right field
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp lined out to right
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier flied out to center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte lined out to center
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bell walked, Dickerson to second
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Cervelli flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Iglesias reached on an infield single to third
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Wandy Peralta
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Iglesias out at second
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Votto singled to right, Dietrich to third
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked
    • J. Kang: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kang flied out to center
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera singled to left center, Cervelli to third
    • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez fouled out to first
    • T. Williams: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera to second on fielder's indifference, Foul tip, Williams struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kemp popped out to pitcher
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Marte lined out to pitcher
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bell lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Votto flied out to left
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig walked
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Suarez grounded out to second, Puig out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell grounded out to second
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli singled to left
    • J. Kang: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kang walked, Cervelli to second
    • M. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to left
    • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked, Cervelli to third, Kang to second
    • T. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams walked, Cervelli scored, Kang to third, Gonzalez to second
    • Michael Lorenzen relieved Sonny Gray
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Barnhart singled to right
    • J. Iglesias: Iglesias reached on fielder's choice to third, Barnhart out at second
    • M. Lorenzen: Lorenzen flied out to center
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to left center
    • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Cabrera to second
    • T. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams singled to right, Cabrera scored
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to center, Williams to third, Frazier to second on center fielder Schebler fielding error
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson grounded out to catcher, Williams out at home
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Suarez struck out on foul tip
    • M. Kemp: Kemp flied out to center
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Peraza struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte safe at first on Gray fielding error
    • C. Dickerson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Dickerson lined out to right
    • J. Bell: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Marte stole second, Bell singled to center, Marte scored
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cervelli hit by pitch, Bell to second
    • J. Kang: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kang grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Strike (foul tip), Schebler grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Votto flied out to right
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)