Chicago Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki hit his 14th home run of the season in a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader.
The two-time batting champion in Japan's Central League pushed the Cubs' lead to 4-1 with a solo drive to center in the eighth inning off Daniel Duarte at Great American Ball Park.
Cody Bellinger homered and drove in the Cubs' first three runs over six innings.
In Game 2, the Reds pulled out a 3-2 walk-off victory, and Suzuki went 1-for-4 in each of the two games.
In other action, New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga got a no-decision after working seven innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Senga tied his season high with 12 strikeouts, allowed five hits and walked two. Daniel Vogelbach broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the eighth.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Los Angeles Angels' 9-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics.