PITTSBURGH (AP) It had been nearly a year since cheap Josh Harrison jersey hit a home run.
He ended his drought Friday night while cheap Juan Nicasio jersey struck out eight in seven scoreless innings and cheap Matt Joyce jersey connected as a pinch hitter to lead the Pirates jerseys to a 4 1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds jerseys, extending Pittsburgh’s winning streak to five games.
Nicasio (3 2) allowed three hits and one walk in sending the Reds jerseys to their fifth straight loss. Signed as a free agent in the offseason, Nicasio has won all three home starts with a 1.89 ERA while losing both road starts with a 6.75 ERA.
Harrison hit his first home run since May 15, a span of 379 at bats, into the bleachers in right field with two outs in the fourth to raise the Pirates jerseys’ lead to 2 0. An inning earlier, cheap David Freese jersey hit a two out RBI single.
“I knew it had been a while,” said Harrison, whose has gone deep just 25 times in his six year career. “I never go up to the plate looking to hit a home run. When they come, they come.”
Joyce sliced a two run home run off the foul pole in left, his third, in the seventh inning to make it 4 0. He is hitting .357 with three home runs after signing a minor league contract early in spring training on the heels of a dreadful 2015 in which he batted just .174 with five home runs in 93 games for the Los Angeles Angels jerseys.
“I knew there was something left in the tank but I also knew I needed to put in hard work to find it,” Joyce said.
The Reds jerseys scored their run on cheap Tucker Barnhart jersey’s RBI double with two outs in the ninth. cheap Mark Melancon jersey relieved Arquimedes Caminero and got cheap Scott Schebler jersey to hit a game ending fly out for his sixth save.
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