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Game Thread: Pirates at Reds, Game 2

Game two of the Pirates/Reds doubleheader features RHP Mitch Keller (1-1, 3.52 ERA) for Pittsburgh and Anthony DeSclafani (1-2, 7.20 ERA) for Cincinnati.

Despite the Pirates tying the game at one apiece in the top the seventh, reliever Sam Howard couldn’t hold off the Reds offense as pinch hitter Tyler Stephenson knocked a two-run walkoff homer to clinch the victory for Cincinnati.

That puts the Pirates on a five-game losing streak (3-7 in their last 10) and gives the Reds two wins in a row (5-5 in their last ten).

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game in Cincinnati:


1. Erik Gonzalez, SS

2. Adam Frazier, LF

3. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B

4. Colin Moran, 1B

5. Josh Bell, DH

6. Bryan Reynolds, CF

7. Gregory Polanco, RF

8. Kevin Newman, 2B

9. Jacob Stallings, C


1. Shogo Akiyama, LF

2. Nick Castellanos, RF

3. Joey Votto, DH

4. Eugenio Suarez, 3B

5. Mike Moustakas, 1B

6. Brian Goodwin, CF

7. Freddy Galvis, 2B

8. Kyle Farmer, SS

9. Curt Casali, C