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Suarez provides much-needed boost with 5 RBIs

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PITTSBURGH -- The Reds came into Saturday with one win and in desperate need of an offensive boost. Eugenio Suarez took care of that in his final two at-bats against the Pirates.

During his 3-for-4 night with a walk, Suarez matched a career high with a five-RBI game. His bases-loaded single in the sixth against reliever Dovydas Neverauskas scored two runs and made it a 4-4 game. In the eighth inning against George Kontos, Suarez hit an 0-1 pitch for a three-run home run to left field and the lead.

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PITTSBURGH -- The Reds came into Saturday with one win and in desperate need of an offensive boost. Eugenio Suarez took care of that in his final two at-bats against the Pirates.

During his 3-for-4 night with a walk, Suarez matched a career high with a five-RBI game. His bases-loaded single in the sixth against reliever Dovydas Neverauskas scored two runs and made it a 4-4 game. In the eighth inning against George Kontos, Suarez hit an 0-1 pitch for a three-run home run to left field and the lead.

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The Reds were trailing by a 4-0 score through two innings before slowly chipping away. Suarez was involved in the early rally as he slugged a double in the third inning to set up Joey Votto's sacrifice fly that scored Jesse Winker. In the fifth, after the Reds scored another run, Suarez drew a walk. Cincinnati had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth after scoring a run but came up empty.

Suarez's five RBIs equaled his output vs. the Cubs on Aug. 22, 2017. Cincinnati signed the 26-year-old to a seven-year, $66 million contract during Spring Training last month.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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