PITTSBURGH ( Associated Press) — Zack Thompson took a no-hitter in the sixth inning and Daniel Vogelbach to guide the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.
Brandon Drury broke the no-hit bid by lining up a clean single to the right field with two outs.
It was the only hit by Thompson (2–3) in six innings. He made three walks and three strikeouts, throwing 76 pitches and combining on a four-hitter with Will Crowe, Chris Stratton and David Bedner, ending the Reds’ three-game winning streak.
Thompson entered six games with an ERA of 7.08, including five starts, but ran his scoreless innings to 12. Last Sunday, he played five shutout innings in Cincinnati but didn’t make a decision.
Bednar retired while saving the last four batsmen on the same number of occasions.
Vogelbach’s 433-foot leadoff home run to center made it 3-0 in the fourth. It was Vogelbach’s team-leading sixth homer and the only extra-base hit of the game.
Rodolfo Castro had two of the Pirates’ five hits.
Luis Castillo (0–1) lost in his second start of the year, giving away three runs and four hits in five innings. He missed all of spring training and the first month of the regular season with a strained shoulder.
Pirates opened the scoring by scoring two runs in the second innings. Jack Suwinsky on a balk and Diego Castillo on an RBI single.
The Reds’ lone run came on a single from Albert Almora Jr. in the seventh. Trailing 3–1, Cincinnati placed runners on second and third base, but Crowe ended the innings by dismissing Matt Reynolds.
Reds: LHP Ross Detwiler, who considered retirement in the off-season, was selected from Triple-A Louisville and played a scoreless innings. The Reds are the 36-year-old lefty’s 10th team in a 14-year career and Detwiler is the 43rd player Cincinnati has used in 34 appearances this season. RHP Robert Duggar was named to the assignment for the second time this week and for the third time this month.
Pirates: Exemption was claimed by Baltimore after RHP Beau Sulcer was DFA’d. He made his major league debut on 26 April.
Reds: 1b Joy Voto (COVID-19) began a rehab assignment with Louisville on Saturday. The 2010 NL MVP has been out since May 2. The Reds have not determined how many games to vote in the minor league. … c Tyler Stephenson was removed in the third inning after being hit in the mask by a foul tip. He was on the injury list almost two weeks before this season. … SS Kyle Farmer (general distress) discharged. … CF Nick Senzel (COVID-19) is working in Cincinnati and expects to go on rehab work in the next few days. … 2B Jonathan India (right hamstring tightness) is participating in defensive drills, but there is no timetable for the return of last season’s NL Rookie of the Year. … LHP Nick Lodolo (lower back strain) has moved on to play the catch.
Pirates: SS Kevin Newman (left groin strain) fields a groundball during batting practice. He has been sidelined since April 27.
Reds: Rookie RHP Hunter Green (1-5, 7.62 ERA) pitches on Sunday. They have lost five straight starts since defeating Atlanta in their major league debut on April 10.
Pirates: LHP Jose Quintana (1-1, 2.70) posted his first win since 2019 on Monday when he scored six scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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