CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto tied the game with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot and the Cincinnati Reds rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Reds couldn’t gain ground on St. Louis in the wild card race.
The second-place Cardinals won, 5-2, at Milwaukee to maintain a three-game lead over third-place Cincinnati. Votto’s second homer tied the game and Suárez followed with a go-ahead shot.
The Reds overcame first inning back-to-back homers by Yoshi Tsutsugo and Bryan Reynolds.
Neither starter, Cincinnati’s Vladimir Gutierrez nor Dillon Peters, lasted four innings.
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)