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L 2-3
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L 2-6
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W 8-6
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4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST5:10 PM CST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
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9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST10:35 AM CST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT

Suarez homers, Votto drives in 2 as Reds edge Pirates 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) Billy Hamilton is well aware of his struggles at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds centerfielder has tried to stay positive even as his average and his spot in the batting order dropped at an alarming rate, trying to focus on being a more complete player until his swing returned.

For the first time in a while - far too long for Hamilton's liking - everything that makes him so effective was on full display Sunday against Pittsburgh. Hamilton went 3 for 4, stole two bases, scored three times and made a pair of vital defensive plays as the Reds held on for an 8-6 victory on Sunday.

Hamilton started the day with a diving grab on the warning track in right-center to rob Pittsburgh's Francisco Cervelli of extra bases in the first. He ended it by starting the sequence that cut down the potential game-tying run at the plate in the eighth then trotting home in the ninth after Scott Schebler's two-run shot gave Cincinnati a little extra breathing room.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Gennett.336
HR: E. Suárez14
RBI: E. Suárez52
SB: B. Hamilton13
W: T. Mahle5
ERA: T. Mahle3.96
Saves: R. Iglesias10
K: L. Castillo76
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 4229.592-
Chi Cubs 4028.5880.5
St. Louis 3732.5364
Pittsburgh 3536.4937
Cincinnati 2645.36616
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (12)
Runs: 301 (18)
Hits: 615 (9)
Home Runs: 69 (25)
Stolen Bases: 29 (19)
OBP: .328 (4)
SLG: .388 (24)
Total Bases: 950 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.88 (27)
Runs Allowed: 368 (27)
Saves: 15 (26)
Strikeouts: 538 (26)
OpBA: .266 (27)
OBP: .338 (27)
SLG: .456 (27)
Run Support: 4.26 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/15 H. Bailey Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/11 H. Bailey Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
6/7 K. Shackelford Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
6/5 A. DeSclafani Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
6/5 A. DeSclafani Removed From 60-Day DL (Left oblique strain)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/30 H. Bailey Right knee inflammation (on 10-day DL)
5/20 A. Brice off 10-day DL
5/20 R. Iglesias off 10-day DL
4/13 J. Winker Shoulder (day-to-day)
4/9 E. Suárez off 10-day DL
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