Marte grand slam in 8th leads Pirates to 6-5 win


Win: Ryan Vogelsong (1-0)
Loss: J.J. Hoover (0-1)
Save: Mark Melancon (2)

Starling Marte hit his first career grand slam in the top of the 8th inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-0) to a 6-5 come from behind win over the Cincinnati Reds (3-1). Pittsburgh is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2004 —

Francisco Liriano: 5 IP, 3 Hits, 3 ER, 3 SO, 4 BB
Ryan Vogelsong: 2 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
Starling Marte: 3-4, HR (GS), 4 RBI, R, SB
Jordy Mercer: 2-4, R, BB, SO
David Freese: 1-3, R, 2 SO, BB

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