Dickerson homers again as Pirates sweep Reds with 9-2 win

Dickerson homers again as Pirates sweep Reds with 9-2 win

CINCINNATI – Corey Dickerson homered for the fourth time in three days, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday for his or her ninth straight victory.

Dickerson and Starling Marte hit consecutive homers off Matt Harvey throughout Pittsburgh’s four-run second. Dickerson’s two-run shot prolonged his homer streak to 4 straight video games, changing into the primary Pirate to perform the feat since Josh Harrison in 2014.

Dickerson went Four for five and completed the collection with 21 complete bases, serving to the Pirates outscore the Reds by a mixed 27-5. Gregory Polanco and Sean Rodriguez additionally went deep within the finale.

Harvey (5-6) was tagged for eight runs and eight hits in three 2/three innings. The correct-hander is predicted to be traded forward of the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

Final-place Cincinnati has misplaced 4 in a row for the primary time since June 2-6.

Pittsburgh collected 15 hits in its 11th win in 12 video games and moved two video games above .500 for the primary time because it was 30-28 on June 2. It is the longest win streak for the Pirates since additionally they gained 9 in a row in June 2013.

Polanco’s two-run shot within the first landed deep within the right-field seats. He additionally drove in Dickerson with a single within the fourth, extending Pittsburgh’s result in Eight-Zero.

It was greater than sufficient for Ivan Nova (6-6), who allowed two runs and 5 hits in 6 2/three innings. The correct-hander improved to Four-1 in his final eight begins.

Nova additionally singled within the sixth, stopping his hitless slide at 63 at-bats.

Phillip Ervin had two hits and two RBIs for Cincinnati. Jose Peraza additionally had two of the Reds’ six hits.


Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (7-7) begins Monday at AL Central-leading Cleveland. Williams is Four-1 in seven profession interleague begins, together with 2-Zero in three begins this season. Corey Kluber (12-5) pitches for the Indians.

Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (5-Eight) pitches on Monday evening towards visiting St. Louis.

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