CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- The
have enjoyed much success at Great American Ball Park, but D'Angelo Jimenez got the last laugh.
Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to lead the
to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.
The Pirates won seven of the previous eight meetings in Cincinnati's new facility and appeared headed to another victory with a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning.
Jeff D'Amico (8-15) allowed just three hits through the first five innings before rookies Rainer Olmedo and
started the sixth with back-to-back bunt singles. Jimenez followed with a line drive into the right field seats, giving the Reds the lead for good.
"I was cruising along and they got a couple of guys on and I made a bad pitch," D'Amico said. "I hadn't given up many hits and they put down a couple of bunts. That's what makes it frustrating."
Acquired from the
Chicago White Sox
on July 6 after being designated for assignment, Jimenez has started 56 of 59 games with the Reds and is batting .301 with six homers. Since August 14, he has been hitting in the third spot in the lineup.
"He's done more than just a solid job for us," Reds interim manager Dave Miley said. "There must be a more powerful word for what he has done for us."
combined to pitch three scoreless innings in relief for the Reds.
It was the eighth save in 14 chances for Reitsma, who again provided drama after giving up a two-run homer to pinch hitter
in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates.
On Thursday, he yielded two-out singles to
on a fielder's choice grounder to end the game.
"I wasn't even thinking about last night, even when the two guys got on," Reitsma said. "You can't think that way or you're finished. You want to go back out there after a bad game. I'm thankful for that opportunity to get back out there right away."
Wilson led off the fourth inning with his 16th home run, giving the Pirates a 2-0 lead. He hit five of those homers here, including four in this four-game series.
But the Pirates squandered numerous opportunities. They loaded the bases with none out in the second and scored just one run on a sacrifice fly by
. Pittsburgh also had the bases loaded with one out in the fifth, but
and Mackowiak to end the inning.
"The fact is we didn't hit well with runners in scoring position," Pirates manager
said. "We had the bases loaded twice and only got one run. We had a chance to blow the game open. When you let those chances go by the wayside, you're going to get bitten."