CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday
night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati
Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two
days full of homers and delays.
First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in
the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen
doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh
inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win.
Leake (2-1) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings for a
split. The right-hander has won his last four starts against the
Pirates. Jonathan Broxton pitched out of a two-on threat in the ninth,
converting his first save chance.
Leake, who has the most hits by a major league pitcher since 2010,
doubled and scored in the third. He hit his third career homer in the
sixth off Cole (2-1), who had won his last six starts.
Todd Frazier hit his second homer in two games, Joey Votto had four
hits and Devin Mesoraco had three hits, including a bases-loaded single.
Neil Walker hit three of Pittsburgh's seven homers in the two games.
The teams wore their customary uniforms for the completion of the
suspended game, then switched to commemorative No. 42 Jackie Robinson
jerseys for the later game, which started 5 minutes later than
It's been a wild series full of downpours, lead changes and home runs.
The teams put on a record-setting show Monday night before the game
was suspended after six innings tied 7-all. They combined for 10 homers
in those six innings, the most for a game in Great American Ball Park's
When play resumed, McCutchen doubled off Sam LeCure (0-1) and came
around on a wild pitch and Martin's single up the middle, only the
second run of the game that didn't come by way of a homer.
Bryan Morris (2-0) gave up Mesoraco's tying solo homer in the sixth
inning Monday night, but was still the pitcher of record. Jason Grilli
pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances.
Pittsburgh had three sets of back-to-back homers before the game was
suspended, only the third time that's happened in major league history,
according to STATS. The other two times: Cincinnati against the Braves
in 1956, and Boston against the Yankees in 1977.
Walker and Gaby Sanchez went back-to-back twice, only the second time
that's happened in Pirates history. Toby Atwell and Jerry Lynch also
went back-to-back twice against the Reds on April 27, 1954, according to
Pittsburgh hit six homers -- all solo shots -- and the Reds had four, all with two outs.
NOTES: It was 66 degrees for the first pitch on Monday, 39 degrees
when the game resumed. ... Leake has 59 career hits and 12 multihit
games. ... Mesoraco is 11 for 22 with three homers and nine RBIs in six
games since returning from the DL. ... Pittsburgh's six homers in the
suspended game were one shy of the club record. The six solo homers were
one shy of the major league record. ... The Pirates have 15 homers in
their last four games at Great American. They also hit six during an 8-3
win on Sept. 28 that clinched home-field advantage for the NL wild-card
playoff, a 6-2 win over Cincinnati at PNC Park.