MIAMI – Four games are not a long dry spell without a home run, but for the right fielder of the Red, Aristides Aquino, it seemed that way. During a 5-0 win over the Marlins on Wednesday, rookie slugger teamed up with a triple home run in the first inning, leading him to the first
MIAMI – Four games are not a long losing streak without a home run but it seemed like it for Reds Right Fielder
] After Miami starter Sandy Alcantara gave Joey Votto a one-time run, followed by Eugenio Suarez 'single, Aquino pulled a 2-2 deficit to the left field, leaving no doubt that it cleared the fence and gave Cincinnati a 3-0 lead.
According to Statcast, the ball left Aquinos rackets at 111.7 mph and carried 418 feet.
Aquino set a new rookie record in the National League for most Homer in a calendar month, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Cody Bellinger met 13 homers for the Dodgers in June 2017. Detroit's Rudy York holds the major league record for a novice homeruns in a calendar month at 18 in August 1937.
As with his last long balls, Aquino is also the first to reach 13 homers in 27 career games, including his One-plate appearance in 2018.
In the top of the fourth innings, Aquino led with a double-to-left field and hit Tucker Barnharts double field twice to the right.
Anthony DeSclafani, starter of the Reds, benefited from the running support but did not seem to need much. DeSclafani drove through seven innings during his best start in 2019 with two hits, one step and eight strikeouts.
Eugenio Suarez added a solo homer in the eighth and gave him for the season 38, one of each of the last four games.
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