Reds get to Cole, beat Pirates 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer during Cincinnati’s four-run first inning, and the Reds continued their mastery of Gerrit Cole with a 5-2 win Wednesday night.

The Reds have won – and scored at least three runs – in each of the three games this season it has faced Cole (11-3). The Pirates are 11-1 when Cole starts against any other team, and he hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his 12 starts when he hasn’t faced Cincinnati.

Mike Leake (5-4), the Reds’ starter each time they’ve beaten Cole, limited the Pirates to two runs and eight hits in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive decision against them.

Tucker Barnhart went 3 for 4 for Cincinnati, which has won five of its past seven.

Cole had allowed just three earned runs over four starts in 27 innings in June.

 

AP

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