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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Castellanos got the scoring started for the Reds by ripping a two-run double in the third inning. He later added an RBI single in the eighth. The veteran outfielder is putting the finishing touches on a career year, hitting .313 with 37 doubles, 29 homers, 88 runs, 86 RBI, and two steals over 496 at-bats. He remains a must-start in fantasy leagues.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Suarez blasted a solo homer off of Pittsburgh reliever Cody Ponce in the fifth inning on a ball that traveled 399 feet. The veteran infielder has struggled in the batting average department this season but he's still hitting for power. Suarez is slashing .179/.268/.390 with 27 homers, 64 runs, and 71 RBI over 464 at-bats. He has been better at the plate recently, hitting .286 with four homers over his past 15 contests.
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez struggled in a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Gutierrez allowed five runs over 3 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking one. He gave up back-to-back homers in the first inning and then gave up three more runs in the third. Gutierrez wasn't fooling anyone on Monday as the Pirates were teeing off on him, notching at least a 98.7 MPH exit velocity on batted balls seven times in the rookie's 3 1/3 innings. The right-handed hurler has faded of late, having allowed a 5.97 ERA over his past seven starts. Overall, he has a 9-6 record, 4.53 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 85 strikeouts over 111 1/3 innings of work. Gutierrez is scheduled to take on the Washington Nationals next.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 3-for-3 with two homers, two walks, two runs, and three RBI in a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Votto hit a two-run shot in the third inning and added a solo blast in the fifth to pace the Reds in their comeback win. After a slow stretch, Votto has picked it up at the plate, hitting three homers over his past two contests. Overall, he's hitting .272 with 33 homers, 68 runs, 92 RBI, and a steal over 419 at-bats. He should stay locked into fantasy lineups now that he's swinging a hot bat again.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, solo homer in an 8-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Votto was originally scheduled for a day off but he came off of the bench to pinch-hit for the pitcher in the ninth inning, taking Kenley Jansen deep. The veteran first baseman has been scuffling at the plate of late, hitting just .227 with three homers over his past 15 games. Overall, Votto has a .267 average, 31 homers, 66 runs, 89 RBI, and a steal over 416 at-bats.