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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (31) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday.

Simon wins 10th in Reds’ 11-4 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Alfredo Simon became the NL’s first 10-game winner and Billy Hamilton had three hits and three RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

Simon (10-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings and Cincinnati won for the sixth time in seven games.

Brandon Phillips, Skip Schumaker and Zack Cozart each had two of the Reds’ 14 hits in the game, which was delayed 1 hour, 15 minutes by rain in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Schumaker also had three RBIs.

Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco went 2 for 4 and became the second player in Pirates’ history – joining Spencer Adams (1923) – to have a hit in each of his first eight major league games.

Edinson Volquez (4-6) was tagged for eight runs in 2 2-3 innings.

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