Rain keeps Reds from losing; game postponed


CINCINNATI (AP) — Friday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of heavy rain.

The teams will make the game as part of a split doubleheader on July 7.

The break might be welcomed by the Reds, who have lost the last nine in a row and 20 of the last 21.

Right-hander Connor Overton was scheduled to make his second start for the Reds since being called up from Triple-A Louisville, and right-hander JT Brubaker was schedule to go for the Pirates.

The teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday.

Cincinnati had planned to send rookie left-hander Nick Lodolo against Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller in the first game of a day-night doubleheader beginning at 12:35 p.m. on Saturday. Starters for the 6:40 p.m. game haven’t been announced, and it wasn’t clear how Friday’s postponement will affect the rotations.

Reds outfielder Tyler Naquin was reinstated from the COVID-19 list on Friday. after missing two games. They also added right-hander Robert Dugger to the active roster, sent outfielder Ronnie Dawson back Louisville, and designated for assignment right-hander Buck Farmer.

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