Aristides Aquino (Photo: Jeffrey Hayes)

Albert Pujols hits 698th homer, Reds drop close game in St. Louis

The Reds got off to a 4-1 lead in the top of the 5th, but that was short-lived. Albert Pujols hit career home run #698 in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game at 4. The Reds would take the lead back in the top of the 7th on a Kyle Farmer solo home run, but the Cardinals scored two runs right back in the bottom of the 7th on a poorly hit double from Nolan Arenado. That would prove to be the final score in a 6-5 defeat for the Reds.
Jonathan India (Photo: Ryan Casey Aguinaldo)

Reds fall in Justin Dunn’s debut, lose India and Moustakas in the process

Justin Dunn allowed a home run to the second batter he faced, making his first start in 14 months in the big leagues. Dunn was able to settle in, and work through 4.2 innings on a strict pitch count limit. The Reds offense could not find a way to get much going on the evening. Even worse, the Reds lost both Jonathan India and Mike Moustakas to injuries in the fourth inning.