Eugenio Suarez breaks thumb when hit by Jameson Taillon pitch

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez broke his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Pirates.

Suarez, who entered leading the Reds in RBIs, winced after a pitch from Jameson Taillon caught him on the right hand leading off the fourth inning. Suarez was tended to by trainers before taking first base. Then he was replaced in the bottom of the inning by Cliff Pennington.

There was no immediate word on how long Suarez will be out.

“I knew it was probably going to miss some time, when we went out and inspected it,” Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. “Immediately, half the nail was turning different colors, and there was bleeding around the thumb. I didn’t anticipate the thumb being broken.”

Zobrist’s infield single tied it at 2 and set the stage for Happ’s big hit after a rough start to the season.

“I think everyone saw the balls,” Barnes said. “It was not like they were hitting bullets everywhere.”

Newton had previously been involved in an accident in December 2014 when his truck was hit from the side on a bridge after another driver failed to yield at a stop sign in Charlotte, NC. He suffered two transverse fractures in his lower back, forcing him to miss multiple games.

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Masters champion Patrick Reed was seated courtside, wearing his green jacket. Love and actor Chris Rock were among those to greet him.

James said Monday morning he hadn’t seen the billboard that went up near MSG urging him to play for the Knicks next season, though he was aware of it. Similar billboards had already gone up in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and his hometown of Akron, Ohio.buccaneers_016

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