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Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 2
When: 7:05 PM ET, Thursday, April 5, 2018
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 43°
Umpires: Home - Victor Carapazza, 1B - Jordan Baker, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Greg Gibson
Attendance: 9227
Gregory Polanco continued his strong start with his second multi-RBI game of the season, and Steven Brault allowed one run in five innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Thursday at PNC Park.

Polanco went 1-for-4 with a tiebreaking two-run home run and three RBIs, giving him nine RBIs on the year as the Pirates improved to 5-1. Josh Harrison and Corey Dickerson each had two hits for Pittsburgh, and both scored, while Dickerson added an RBI.

Brault (2-0) allowed just three hits in his first start of the season, with the only run he surrendered scoring on a wild pitch. Brault struck out four and issued four walks, throwing 46 of his 80 pitches for strikes.

The Pirates caught up to Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (0-2) in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring four runs. Polanco got the rally rolling with a two-run homer that scored Harrison. Josh Bell singled to center two batters later and scored on a Dickerson triple. Dickerson scored two batters later on a throwing error by Cincinnati shortstop Jose Peraza.

Cincinnati got on the board first in the second inning, as Scooter Gennett came home on a wild pitch. Pittsburgh tied the game in the third inning on a Polanco sacrifice fly.

Reds cleanup hitter Adam Duvall added a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning off George Kontos, the only one of four Pirates relievers to allow a run. Felipe Rivero picked up his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Cincinnati finished with five hits, and no Reds player had more than one.

Bailey gave up five runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

The teams meet again on Friday with Pittsburgh's Trevor Williams (1-0) going against Cincinnati's Luis Castillo (0-1).

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Homer Bailey Player Steven Brault
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 3
7.71 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Cincinnati   Pittsburgh
Phil Gosselin Player Corey Dickerson
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 5 1 8 .161 15 7 1 5 0 1
Pittsburgh 9 1 17 .273 15 4 4 4 0 0