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Frazier's homer in the ninth lifts Reds over Pirates

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Todd Frazier's go-ahead, solo homer in the ninth inning lifted the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5, in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park on Tuesday.

Frazier crushed a fastball off Jason Grilli (0-2) over the center-field fence to lead off the inning for his 16th home run of the season.

Aroldis Chapman walked a batter and allowed a base hit in the bottom half of the frame. Chris Heisey made a game-saving catch at the left-field wall to help Chapman secure his 12th save of the season. Logan Ondrusek (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win.

Billy Hamilton finished 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and three stolen bases. Joey Votto collected two hits and three RBI, while Ryan Ludwick and Brayan Pena each drove in a run for the Reds, who have won five of their last six.

Josh Harrison went 4-for-5 with two RBI and Russell Martin drove in a pair for Pittsburgh, which has lost two straight since winning four straight.

06/17 23:16:37 ET

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