* Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Jameson Taillon dominated the struggling Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, allowing just one hit while picking up the first shutout of his career as the Pirates rolled to a 5-0 victory. Taillon struck out 7 and walked 2. The lone hit he surrendered came on Tyler Mahle’s single to center with one out in the third. The struggling Reds were dealt a serious blow in the fourth inning when third baseman Eugenio Suarez fractured his right thumb when he was hit by a Taillon pitch. He took first base after being tended to by trainers, but was removed in favor of Cliff Pennington when Cincinnati took the field in the bottom of the inning. Cincinnati managed just two baserunners after Suarez’s exit, both coming on two-out walks in the seventh and the ninth.
* The Reds are now 2-6 on the young season. They will be back in action tonight as they travel to Philadelphia to face the Phillies. Gametime is set for 7:05 PM and available on AM 600 and 99.3 FM WKYH in Paintsville.