Votto, Duvall drive Reds to win vs. Pirates

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 04: Adam Duvall #23 of the Cincinnati Reds rounds second base on his way to a triple in the fifth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on May 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 04: Adam Duvall #23 of the Cincinnati Reds rounds second base on his way to a triple in the fifth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on May 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park to win their first series since taking the opening three sets of the season.

Joey Votto had a pair of RBI doubles, and Adam Duvall drove in Votto with a single in the fourth and triple in the fifth to give the Reds all the offense they would need to take three of four from the Pirates in the series and improve to 6-1 against them this season.

Starter Tim Adleman held the Pirates to two runs on six hits to earn his first victory of the season. Adleman (1-1) struck out five and walked one.

Michael Lorenzen followed two hitless innings of relief, and Raisel Iglesias worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to notch his fifth save in as many chances.

Billy Hamilton recorded his MLB-leading 16th stolen base of the season and 200th of his career, while Arismendy Alcantara, who started for Zack Cozart at shortstop, also stole a base and went 3 for 3.

The Reds open a three-game home series at the Giants on Friday.

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