Pirates rally past Reds in 9th for 3-2 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pablo Reyes plays baseball with an unabashed joy, something in short supply these days for the Pittsburgh Pirates. For one brief moment Friday night, the 5-foot-8 utility player provided a dash of it for his beleaguered team, capping a ninth-inning rally with a game-ending single to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Pirates won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer Raisel Iglesias (2-9). Pittsburgh put together three straight singles to start the ninth, the last a flare to shallow center by Adam Frazier that scored pinch-runner Erik Gonzalez.

A sacrifice bunt by Jacob Stallings moved pinch-running pitcher Joe Musgrove to third and Reyes sent a drive to the gap in left-center to give Pittsburgh its eighth straight home victory over the Reds.

The 25-year-old Reyes - a career .218 hitter - bolted around the edge of the diamond with his teammates in pursuit. Skipping. Leaping. Laughing. For a team in a freefall, it was a welcome reprieve.

''When do you good swings, anything can happen,'' Reyes said.

Felipe Vazquez (4-1) picked up the win by pitching a scoreless top of the ninth as the Pirates improved to 5-67 when trailing after eight innings.

''I think this is our ninth win in the second half,'' Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. ''The vibe, the energy and the effort's there, but those don't always translate to wins. They haven't for us. Tonight, we stay in a game, we keep hunting, and we keep playing. It paid off for us tonight.''

Iglesias recorded just one out while blowing his fourth save attempt in 30 opportunities.

''It looked like Raisel was making good pitches,'' Cincinnati manager David Bell said. ''He just did what he needed to do there and the Pirates put it in play. That's the way the game goes. It's disappointing, but he's been there before. He'll bounce back.''

A DOZEN DINGERS FOR AQUINO

Aristides Aquino's hot start for Cincinnati shows no signs of slowing down. The 24-year-old rookie hit his 12th homer of the month and an RBI double in the eighth while going 3 for 4 to boost his batting average to .338.

Aquino's drive to the first row of seats in center off Mitch Keller leading off the second gave him a dozen homers in 22 games, the fastest player to reach that total in major league history.

Aquino's 12 homers since making his 2019 debut on Aug. 1 are two short of the club record for most home runs in a month, trailing the 14 Hall of Famer Frank Robinson hit in August 1962 and Greg Vaughn matched in September 1999. Aquino, however, was more pleased with the double he laced to left off Keone Kela in the eighth that put the Reds in front 2-1.

''I think those are the moments that make a good player a really, really good player,'' Aquino said. ''That's one of those moments where it's a clutch at-bat and I really enjoy those at-bats.''

KELLER CONTRIBUTES

Keller, Pittsburgh's top pitching prospect, put together the best start of his young career. The 23-year-old struck out nine in six-plus innings. He threw first-pitch strikes to 21 of the 24 batters he faced and relied heavily on a slider that kept the Reds off balance.

He also received some serious help from Michael Feliz, who entered after the Reds put two runners on to start the seventh and promptly struck out the next three batters to preserve a tie.

''He came out and just peppering fastballs and his slider was devastating,'' Keller said. ''Three punchouts in a row, you can't ask for anything more.''

PLAYING NICE

Both teams insisted they were ready to move on from their ugly on-field brawl in Cincinnati last month, one that resulted in eight total suspensions spread among six players as well as both managers.

Bell stressed his club didn't ''have time'' to let the feud continue to fester.

For a night anyway, Bell was right. When Keller went up and in to Aquino in the sixth, the 6-foot-4 Cincinnati slugger simply leaned back to get out of the way and play continued without incident.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Placed OF Jesse Winker on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday with a cervical strain in his neck. Bell said Winker had been ''going in the wrong direction'' recently. ... C Curt Casali (sprained knee) could be activated from the injured list this weekend. Casali hasn't played since July 15. ... Bell said 1B Joey Votto (strained lower back) returning when he's eligible to come off the injured list Sunday is ''not completely out of the question,'' but stressed ''there is no exact date'' for when Votto will be ready to play.

UP NEXT

Reds: Alex Wood (1-2, 5.92 ERA) makes his sixth start of the season Saturday. Wood has allowed 12 runs in 13 innings over his previous three starts.

Pirates: Trevor Williams (5-6, 5.65 ERA) is just 3-5 with an 8.20 ERA in 10 starts since returning from the injured list on June 19.

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  • W: F. Vazquez (4-1)L: R. Iglesias (2-9)
  • HR: CIN - A. Aquino (12)
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  • b-struck out for DeSclafani in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Garrett in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS40000012.294.337.406.743-0.5
B. Reynolds LF31100110.324.397.515.9125.5
S. Marte CF40200001.290.333.500.8332.0
J. Bell 1B40000014.275.361.570.931-0.5
C. Moran 3B30110101.283.331.438.7683.0
E. Gonzalez PR01000000.200.268.253.5221.0
J. Osuna RF40200013.306.349.582.9311.5
J. Musgrove PR01000000.119.159.143.3021.0
A. Frazier 2B40110011.264.324.388.7113.5
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  • a-grounded out for Feliz in the 7th
  • b-singled for Vazquez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Galvis (26), A. Aquino (2), T. Barnhart (9)
  • HR - A. Aquino (12)
  • RBI - A. Aquino 2 (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Aquino (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, A. Aquino, J. Iglesias 3 (3), B. O'Grady 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Reynolds (27)
  • SH - J. Stallings
  • RBI - C. Moran (65), A. Frazier (34), P. Reyes (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 2 (2), J. Bell, J. Osuna 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Reynolds (2), A. Frazier (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Dietrich-Iglesias)
  • E - E. Suarez (14)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Newman-Bell)
  • PB - J. Stallings (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani6.05112404.271.3415.0
R. Stephenson1.00000104.241.103.5
A. Garrett (H, 19)1.00000102.681.263.5
R. Iglesias (L, 2-9) (BS, 4)0.14220004.171.30-11.0
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani6.0
R. Stephenson1.0
A. Garrett (H, 19)1.0
R. Iglesias (L, 2-9) (BS, 4)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Keller6.06111917.241.8317.5
M. Feliz1.00000303.551.184.5
K. Kela1.02111203.201.120.0
F. Vazquez (W, 4-1)1.00000001.621.0010.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Keller6.0
M. Feliz1.0
K. Kela1.0
F. Vazquez (W, 4-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 80-54, R. Stephenson 18-12, A. Garrett 10-6, R. Iglesias 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 8-5, R. Stephenson 2-1, A. Garrett 2-0, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 24, R. Stephenson 4, A. Garrett 3, R. Iglesias 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Keller 91-65, M. Feliz 13-11, K. Kela 29-17, F. Vazquez 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Keller 3-5, F. Vazquez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Keller 24, M. Feliz 3, K. Kela 6, F. Vazquez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. VanMeter LF-1B40100010.295.380.453.8330.5
F. Galvis 2B41200021.280.310.467.7773.0
E. Suarez 3B40000042.254.337.520.856-2.0
A. Aquino RF41321001.338.405.8731.27810.0
T. Barnhart C20100201.231.332.385.7174.0
J. Iglesias SS40100014.294.323.421.7440.5
D. Dietrich 1B30000012.204.345.507.852-0.5
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N. Senzel CF40000022.261.316.431.747-1.0
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R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Dietrich in the 9th
  • b-struck out for DeSclafani in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Garrett in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS40000012.294.337.406.743-0.5
B. Reynolds LF31100110.324.397.515.9125.5
S. Marte CF40200001.290.333.500.8332.0
J. Bell 1B40000014.275.361.570.931-0.5
C. Moran 3B30110101.283.331.438.7683.0
E. Gonzalez PR01000000.200.268.253.5221.0
J. Osuna RF40200013.306.349.582.9311.5
J. Musgrove PR01000000.119.159.143.3021.0
A. Frazier 2B40110011.264.324.388.7113.5
J. Stallings C30100001.268.333.398.7321.0
M. Keller P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
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b- P. Reyes PH10110000.171.232.263.4952.0
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  • a-grounded out for Feliz in the 7th
  • b-singled for Vazquez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Galvis (26), A. Aquino (2), T. Barnhart (9)
  • HR - A. Aquino (12)
  • RBI - A. Aquino 2 (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Aquino (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, A. Aquino, J. Iglesias 3 (3), B. O'Grady 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Reynolds (27)
  • SH - J. Stallings
  • RBI - C. Moran (65), A. Frazier (34), P. Reyes (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 2 (2), J. Bell, J. Osuna 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - B. Reynolds (2), A. Frazier (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Dietrich-Iglesias)
  • E - E. Suarez (14)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Newman-Bell)
  • PB - J. Stallings (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani6.05112404.271.3415.0
R. Stephenson1.00000104.241.103.5
A. Garrett (H, 19)1.00000102.681.263.5
R. Iglesias (L, 2-9) (BS, 4)0.14220004.171.30-11.0
Total8.1933260---
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani6.0
R. Stephenson1.0
A. Garrett (H, 19)1.0
R. Iglesias (L, 2-9) (BS, 4)0.1
Total8.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Keller6.06111917.241.8317.5
M. Feliz1.00000303.551.184.5
K. Kela1.02111203.201.120.0
F. Vazquez (W, 4-1)1.00000001.621.0010.0
Total9.08222141---
PITCHERSIP
M. Keller6.0
M. Feliz1.0
K. Kela1.0
F. Vazquez (W, 4-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 80-54, R. Stephenson 18-12, A. Garrett 10-6, R. Iglesias 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 8-5, R. Stephenson 2-1, A. Garrett 2-0, R. Iglesias 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 24, R. Stephenson 4, A. Garrett 3, R. Iglesias 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Keller 91-65, M. Feliz 13-11, K. Kela 29-17, F. Vazquez 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Keller 3-5, F. Vazquez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Keller 24, M. Feliz 3, K. Kela 6, F. Vazquez 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Reyes singled to left center, Musgrove scored, Frazier to third23
    Frazier singled to left center, Gonzalez scored, Osuna to second22
  • 8TH INNING
    Aquino doubled to deep left, Galvis scored21
  • 6TH INNING
    Moran grounded out to first, Reynolds scored, Marte to third11
  • 2ND INNING
    Aquino homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Keone Kela
    • Phillip Ervin hit for Derek Dietrich
    • P. Ervin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin flied out to left
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Senzel grounded out to pitcher
    • Jose Peraza hit for Amir Garrett
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Peraza grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Foul, Moran singled to left
    • Erik Gonzalez ran for Colin Moran
    • J. Osuna: Pickoff attempt, Osuna singled to left, Gonzalez to second
    • A. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to left center, Gonzalez scored, Osuna to second
    • Joe Musgrove ran for Jose Osuna
    • J. Stallings: Stallings hit sacrifice bunt to first, Musgrove to third, Frazier to second
    • Pablo Reyes hit for Felipe Vazquez
    • P. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Reyes singled to left center, Musgrove scored, Frazier to third
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Keone Kela pitching
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, VanMeter flied out to deep right
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Galvis doubled to right
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • A. Aquino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Aquino doubled to deep left, Galvis scored
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Aquino to third on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett relieved Robert Stephenson
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Marte: Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnhart doubled to deep left
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias singled to left, Barnhart to third
    • Michael Feliz relieved Mitch Keller
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
    • Brian O'Grady hit for Anthony DeSclafani
    • B. O'Grady: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Grady struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Stephenson pitching
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier safe at first on 3rd baseman Suarez fielding error
    • J. Stallings: Strike swinging, Frazier stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Stallings grounded out to third
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Michael Feliz
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to second, Frazier to third
    • K. Newman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, VanMeter struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Galvis singled to left
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Aquino flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Reynolds to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bell flied out to deep center, Reynolds to third, Marte to second
    • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to first, Reynolds scored, Marte to third
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Osuna grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Dietrich flied out to left
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
    • A. DeSclafani: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeSclafani struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • J. Stallings: Strike looking, Stallings singled to right
    • M. Keller: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Keller struck out looking
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Newman grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Suarez struck out on foul tip
    • A. Aquino: Strike swinging, Ball, Aquino singled to left
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to catcher, Aquino to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Iglesias flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds doubled to deep right
    • S. Marte: Marte grounded out to second
    • J. Bell: Bell flied out to right
    • C. Moran: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moran walked, Reynolds stole third
    • J. Osuna: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Osuna struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Strike swinging, Senzel flied out to deep right
    • A. DeSclafani: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeSclafani struck out swinging
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, VanMeter singled to left center
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • J. Stallings: Strike looking, Stallings flied out to left
    • M. Keller: Strike looking, Keller grounded out to first
    • K. Newman: Newman grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • A. Aquino: Ball, Aquino homered to center
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Ball, Foul, Iglesias grounded into double play shortstop to first, Barnhart out at second
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Moran flied out to deep center
    • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Ball, Osuna reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Frazier grounded into double play shortstop to first, Osuna out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, VanMeter grounded out to first
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Newman lined out to right
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • S. Marte: Foul, Marte singled to center
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bell grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)