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Suarez drives in 3, Reds send Pirates to their 1st loss, 5-1
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Suarez drives in 3, Reds send Pirates to their 1st loss, 5-1

Published Apr. 9, 2016 6:26 p.m. ET

CINCINNATI (AP) Eugenio Suarez drove in three runs with a single and a homer, and ace-by-default Raisel Iglesias made another solid start as the Cincinnati Reds sent the Pittsburgh Pirates to their first loss, 5-1 on Saturday.

At 4-0, Pittsburgh was off to its best start since 2003. The Pirates also had their top starter making his debut - Gerrit Cole (0-1) was pushed back in the rotation after developing a sore ribcage during spring training. He still couldn't beat the Reds, falling to 0-5 in seven starts against them.

Suarez had an RBI single in the first and a two-run homer in the seventh - his team-leading third of the season. He also scored three times.

Iglesias (1-0) gave up a run and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He was moved to the front of the rotation when injuries sent four starters to the disabled list.

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