Let’s give credit where it is due.
Aristides Aquino of the Cincinnati Reds is the worth the chips and the dip.
Aquino hit a two-run homer in the first for Cincinnati, and his two-out RBI single in the eighth tied the game between the Reds and Miami Marlins at 3.
Aquino broke the rookie record of 13 home runs in a month set by the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in June 2017. The major league record by a rookie is 18 by the Tigers’ Rudy York in August 1937.
Aquino broke the National League rookie mark for homers in a month with his 14th in August, but it was Harold Ramirez who homered leading off the 12th inning for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Thursday night to prevent a four-game sweep.
“I can’t explain it,” Ramirez said. “I am proud of every walk-off.”
It is the Marlins 5th walk-off win of the season.
It was the first time in franchise history that four or more solo homers accounted for all of the team’s runs.
The Marlins finished 1-6 in the season series with the Reds and earned only their sixth victory in the past 26 games.
Marlins have lost their 85th game of the season.
Aquino, who was promoted from the minors Aug. 1, tied the Reds record for homers by a player in a month held by Frank Robinson (1962) and Greg Vaughn (1999). He leads majors with 32 RBIs this month.
Change is going to come moreover needed for the Marlins in the offseason. It was a win however the 48th of the season.
The beat goes on.
RHP Trevor Bauer (10-11, 4.34) for the Reds is scheduled to start Friday in the opener of a four-game series at St. Louis.
RHP Elieser Hernandez (3-5, 4.97) is scheduled to start Friday to begin a three-game series at Washington.