Possibly in memory of his fallen teammate Josh Hancock, or possibly not, Adam Dunn hit a 2-run homer off of Pirates reliever Shawn Chacon to cap off a 9-4 Reds victory that allowed them to win the series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
The homerun was Dunn’s 6th of the young season, and his second of the weekend. Also getting in on the fun was Cincinnati 3rd baseman Edwin Encarnacion, who tied the game at 4 with a bases loaded triple. Brandon Phillips added 3 hits on the day and Cincinnati ace Aaron Harang improved to an impressive 4-0 on the season in a less than spectacular start.
The Reds travel to Houston on tuesday night where Bronson Arroyo will open up the series. Hopefully they go on a run and get back in things in the National League Central a bit this week. Maybe Adam Dunn is going to stay hot and have the MVP type season I expected of him all offseason. Also in today’s game, Josh Hamilton’s 6-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0 for 5 performance.