PITTSBURGH, April 11 (UPI) -- Juan Encarnacion homered and drove in all three runs Thursday night as the Cincinnati Reds posted a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a trade involving Dmitri Young, Encarnacion led off the fourth inning with his third home run of the season and second in as many days to break a scoreless tie.
After Kevin Young's two-run homer in the bottom of the frame gave the Pirates a 2-1 lead, Encarnacion laced a two-run single to left field in the fifth to put Cincinnati ahead for good.
Since moving from right field to center in place of Ken Griffey Jr., who is out with a knee injury, Encarnacion is four for 14 with two homers and four RBI.
Jimmy Haynes (1-1) picked up the win, allowing two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The righthander walked one and struck out six.
Danny Graves worked the final 1 1/3 innings for his third save of the season and 100th of his career.
Kevin Young, who went three for four, singled with one out in the ninth but was erased trying to steal second.
Pirates starter Jimmy Anderson (1-1) surrendered three runs and six hits in seven innings.
The Pirates have lost consecutive games following a 5-1 start.