Pirates’ VanMeter struggles as catcher, Reds end 9-game skid


              Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski leaps to makes a catch at the outfield wall on a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Colin Moran during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Pittsburgh Pirates' Bryan Reynolds runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Josh VanMeter, right, reacts as he attempts to field the ball behind Cincinnati Reds' Tommy Pham during the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Josh VanMeter walks to home plate during a stop in play in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Josh VanMeter, right, reacts as he attempts to field the ball behind Cincinnati Reds' Tommy Pham during the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Josh VanMeter walks to home plate during a stop in play in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Cincinnati Reds' Lucas Sims yells as he celebrates after the final out of the eighth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Cincinnati Reds' TJ Friedl hits a sacrifice-fly during the eighth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Stephenson watches his two-RBI double during the eighth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Umpire Will Little, left, talks with Pittsburgh Pirates' Derek Shelton during a stop in play in the sixth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. Pirates' Andrew Knapp was ejected from the game while in the dugout. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Pittsburgh Pirates' athletic trainer Rafael Freitas, top, tends to Roberto Perez after he was injury during the eighth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
            
              Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Naquin hits a two-run double during the eighth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati, Saturday, May 7, 2022. The Reds won 9-2. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Pirates’ VanMeter struggles as catcher, Reds end 9-game skid