Frazier blast lifts Reds past Bucs

Cincinnati, OH ( – Todd Frazier’s three-run, eighth-inning
home run sent Cincinnati past Pittsburgh by a 5-2 count in the season opener
for both clubs at a rain-splashed Great American Ball

Kevin Gregg ruined a solid outing from Johnny Cueto with one pitch in
the top of the frame, as Andrew McCutcheon tied the score on a two-out, two-
run blast.

But Tony Watson (0-1) gave those runs back in the home half. He allowed one-
out singles to Billy Hamilton and Joey Votto, and, after Hamilton stole third,
served up the deciding pitch to Frazier, whose blast landed an estimated 432

Jumbo Diaz (1-0) recorded the final out in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman
retired the side in the ninth for his first save.

Cueto fanned 10 and gave up four hits and a walk over his seven-inning start.
Counterpart Francisco Liriano also lasted seven frames, allowing two runs on
as many hits while fanning seven and issuing three walks.