MLB Roundup

Corey Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another Cincinnati rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 for its season-high eighth straight win. The teams conclude the series this afternoon with pregame at 11:40 am on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.

Elsewhere in the National League: The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Redbirds taking the nightcap 6-3 after the Cubs won the opener 7-2. The teams wrap up the series this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals were rained out Saturday with a makeup date to be determined. The teams close out the series today at Nationals Park.