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Pirates 8, Reds 7

(Updated: EDITS THROUGHOUT with completion of suspended game) Pirates 8, Reds 7: Russell Martin pushed across the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the completion of a game that featured a Great American Ball Park-record 10 home runs before heavy rain forced a suspension Monday.

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The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates can’t wait to get back on the field and continue their home run barrage. The teams will complete Monday's suspended contest before the Reds host the second game of the series later on Tuesday. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati combined for a Great American Ball Park-record 10 home runs before heavy rain came and ruined the fun in the series opener after six innings, just after the Reds hit the tying blast.

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1B Joey Votto batted second for the second straight game in an effort to revive the Reds' struggling offense. In the third inning, he followed Billy Hamilton's leadoff single with a 452-foot home run to center. Manager Bryan Price said he's willing to shake things up for his team, which batted .219 through 11 games. Votto went 1-for-4 with two RBI on Sunday.

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MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price is willing to shake things up in an effort to revive his stagnant offense. On Sunday, Price batted first baseman Joey Votto in the No. 2 spot in the order for the second straight day, a move long clamored for by the fan base and some pundits. "I don't feel like a sit-on-your-hands type approach is the way to get this thing turned around," says Price.

Bats come alive as Reds rout Rays

Bats come alive as Reds rout Rays CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds hope Sunday's game is a sign of things to come for their struggling offense. Pinch-hitter Chris Heisey's first career grand slam was one of three home runs hit Sunday by Cincinnati, and left-hander Tony Cingrani pitched six strong innings, lifting the Reds to a 12-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the finale of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

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LHP Matt Moore is eager to begin throwing and avoid having surgery on his sore left elbow. Moore said Friday he is waiting for team orthopedic physician Dr. Koco Eaton to review his MRIs before determining next steps. Eaton is out of the country until Sunday. Moore was placed on the 15-day DL with left elbow soreness on Tuesday. Manager Joe Maddon now is calling Moore's injury a strain.

Kiermaier, Loney lift Rays past Reds

Kiermaier, Loney lift Rays past Reds CINCINNATI -- Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was optioned back to Triple-A Durham, but not before the 23-year-old's arm helped preserve a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in his first major-league start Saturday.

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LHP Matt Moore is eager to begin throwing and avoid having surgery on his sore left elbow. Moore said Friday he is waiting for team orthopedic physician Dr. Koco Eaton to review his MRIs before determining next steps. Eaton is out of the country until Sunday. Moore was placed on the 15-day DL with left elbow soreness on Tuesday. Manager Joe Maddon now is calling Moore's injury a strain.

Mets 6, Reds 3

Mets 6, Reds 3: Ike Davis hit a walk-off, pinch-hit grand slam as New York sent Cincinnati to its third straight loss. Davis, who found out prior to Friday’s series opener that Lucas Duda had earned the first-base job, hammered a 0-1 curveball from J.J. Hoover (0-1) into the right-field stands for his third career walk-off hit. Carlos Torres (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out a pair in the ninth to notch the win in relief.

Molina's homer, defense lift Cards past Reds

Molina's homer, defense lift Cards past Reds CINCINNATI -- As the St. Louis Cardinals players exchanged postgame handshakes following Monday afternoon's victory over the Reds, left fielder Matt Holliday echoed the sentiments of his teammates, shouting "Yadi wins!" Holliday was referring to catcher Yadier Molina, who did everything well while leading his team to an Opening Day victory.
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