Eugenio Suarez homered in the 1st inning for the Cincinnati Reds, but the Reds fell behind in the mid-innings and their comeback fell just short.
Michael Lorenzen had two hits and tossed two shutout innings of relief as the Reds rode homers from Aristides Aquino and Nick Senzel to a win.
The Reds can't overcome a rough outing by Anthony DeSclafani and fall victim to another one-run loss, this time to the Washington Nationals.
Aristides Aquino hit three home runs for the Cincinnati Reds and Sonny Gray tossed 6.0 shutout innings as they beat the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Eugenio Saurez hit his 31st homer of the year and Trevor Bauer struck out 11 batters as the Reds beat the Cubs on Friday night in Cincinnati.
Five homers, in all, and the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4. They are now 6.5 games back from the division lead.
After last night's fireworks, fights, and trades, the Reds took a calmer approach to deadline day and took the series from the Pirates.