Suarez homers in Reds’ victory


The Associated Press



CINCINNATI — Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer, extending his surge since he returned from a broken thumb, and Sal Romano made another barehand play on the mound Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins.

The Reds ended a three-game losing streak and improved to 8-24, their worst start since the Great Depression.

Suarez homered into the upper deck in left field in the first inning off Wei-Yin Chen (1-1), who lasted only four innings in his second start of the season. Adam Duvall followed with another homer.

The Reds signed Suarez to a seven-year, $66 million deal during spring training, their first significant contract during their rebuild. Suarez missed 16 games with a broken right thumb, costing Cincinnati’s struggling lineup one of its top run producers.

In eight games since his return, Suarez is 10-for-29 with three doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs. He’s 10 for 20 with runners in scoring position.

Yankees 7, Indians 6

NEW YORK — Rookie Miguel Andujar flared an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees, after blowing two late leads, beat the Cleveland for their 13th win in 14 games.

Gleyber Torres, at 21, became the youngest Yankees player to hit a home run since 1969. He connected in the first matchup between these teams since New York won the decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series in Cleveland last October.

The Associated Press

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