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Reds top Pirates 7-1

 PITTSBURGH (AP) - Marlon Byrd homered and drove in four runs, Todd Frazier belted his National League-leading ninth home run and the Cincinnati Reds handled the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Tuesday night.
    
Byrd hit a two-run shot in the third inning off Jeff Locke (2-2) and added two-run double in the ninth for the Reds. Frazier finished 2 for 5 for Cincinnati, which remained unbeaten against the Pirates this season.
    
Rookie Michael Lorenzen (1-1) worked six-plus innings for his first major league victory. The 23-year-old righty kept the struggling Pirates off balance, giving up one run and three hits, walking three and striking out four.
    
Starling Marte's solo homer in the second off Lorenzen provided all of Pittsburgh's offense. The Pirates have lost four straight and six of seven. Jeff Locke (2-2) struggled early before settling down. The Pirates have scored five runs and left 46 runners on base during their four-game slide.

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