Starling Marte smacked a two-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised past the Cincinnati Reds 7-3. The teams play again tonight in Pittsburgh with pregame at 5:35 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere in the National League: Marcell Ozuna homered twice and Yadier Molina drilled a grand slam as the St. Louis Cardinals took down the Washington Nationals 11-8. The teams meet again this evening in DC.
The Milwaukee Brewers continue gaining ground in the NL Central race as they bashed the Chicago Cubs 11-1. Milwaukee is now three games behind the Cubs as the teams play again this evening at Miller Park.
Interleague: Steve Pearce went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. The series concludes this afternoon at Sun Trust Park.