September 29, 2019 / 5:05 AM / 18 days ago

Reliever Alaniz helps Reds top Pirates with arm, bat

Jose Iglesias’ RBI double and reliever R.J. Alaniz’s RBI single, both with two outs in the 12th inning Saturday, gave the visiting Cincinnati Reds a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Sep 28, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett (50) throws in the outfield before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The game was stuck at 2-2 from the fourth inning to the 12th. Then in the 12th, against Pittsburgh reliever Alex McRae (0-4), Kyle Farmer led off with a single. Phillip Ervin was hit by a pitch. Tucker Barnhart hit into a double play, with Farmer moving to third.

Iglesias then doubled to center to bring in Farmer and make it 3-2. Alaniz, in his first major league plate appearance, singled to right-center to drive in Iglesias for a 4-2 lead.

Alaniz (1-0) pitched the 11th and 12th innings for his first major league win.

Iglesias also had an RBI single and Barnhart a solo home run for Cincinnati (74-87), which snapped its five-game losing streak.

Steven Baron had an RBI double for Pittsburgh (69-92), which had won four straight and had been 8-0 at home against the Reds this year.

Cincinnati’s Lucas Sims, serving as an opener, pitched two innings and gave up two runs and two hits, with one walk and one strikeout.

Pittsburgh starter James Marvel, in his fourth major league start, pitched five innings, giving up two runs and six hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.

Barnhart led off the second with his 11th homer, to right, to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.

Pittsburgh leapfrogged to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. Jose Osuna opened with a single to left. Kevin Kramer walked. Jake Elmore moved Osuna to third when he flied out to center, and Osuna scored on Barnhart’s passed ball.

Erik Gonzalez’s groundout advanced Kramer to third, and Kramer scored on Baron’s double to left. Baron left the game when he got hit in the face with Sims’ throw on an attempted pickoff at second.

The Reds tied it in the fourth when Ervin doubled to left, moved to third on Barnhart’s groundout and scored on Iglesias’ single to center.

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