After allowing a three-run seventh inning which tied the game, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier launched a solo home run to straight away center field in the top of the ninth inning to give the Reds a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday evening at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
The Reds had big nights from multiple players. Leadoff man Billy Hamilton was three-for-four with two runs scored and three stolen bases which brought his season total up to 28. Joey Votto also had a big night as he went two-for-five with three RBIs.
Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto was dealt another no-decision after going six innings allowing seven hits and two earned runs while walking four batters.
"I thought I was not even going to be able to throw one inning today," Cueto said via a translator. "I didn't feel good at all, I battled every inning."
"He wasn't sharp," Price said. "He was better the last two innings than he was the first four. He wasn't really totally locked in, he was spinning off a lot. There were some empty pitches there that didn't serve any purpose."
"The first two pitches were offspeed sliders, so that next pitch, I was looking for a fastball," Frazier said. "I got it out over the plate and I was hoping I could hit it hard, that was all I was trying to do."