Aristides Aquino has broke the record for most home runs in the first 10 games with seven and second most for RBIs in the first 10 games by a rookie. (Photo submitted)
Aristides Aquino has broke the record for most home runs in the first 10 games with seven and second most for RBIs in the first 10 games by a rookie. (Photo submitted)

CINCINNATI — Despite a rough start to their road trip in the nations capitol, the Reds have something to smile about. Aristides Aquino has broke the record for most home runs in the first 10 games with seven and second most for RBIs in the first 10 games by a rookie.

Aquino has 13 RBIs, outmatched only by Ken Griffey Jr. (2000) and Jim Greengrass (1952) with 14. He is the reigning NL Player of the Week as he led the Major Leagues in slugging percentage (1.364), home runs (6), RBIs (16) and batting average (.385).

The Nationals made a clean sweep of Cincinnati this week starting with a 7-6 loss on Monday. The Reds fell again on Tuesday 3-1 after a pitching duel between Alex Wood and Joe Ross.

Victor Robles scored for Washington in the bottom of the first on an infield grounder to make it 1-0. Juan Soto and Brian Dozier hit back-to-back homers to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning.

Jose Iglesias singled in the seventh to bring home Nick Senzel but failed to spark a rally and overcome the early deficit.

Wood took the loss for the Reds after five innings on the mound, his first of the year. Lucas Sims and Robert Stephenson provided three scoreless innings out of the bullpen, striking out four.

Cincinnati was trying to avoid the sweep on Wednesday but the National were on a mission. The Reds were outscored 17-7 in the series finale with 10 runs coming in the fifth inning.

Trevor Bauer gave up nine runs on eight hits in four and two-third innings of work.

Cincinnati tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning before Washington erupted in the fifth. Kurt Suzuki hit his 13th home run. Anthony Rendon and Adam Eaton hit a long-ball as well. The Reds couldn’t buy an out in the inning and when the dust settled, they were down 11-1.

Things didn’t get any better in the sixth inning when the Nationals put up six more runs. Sal Romano gave up eight runs in two-thirds of an inning before Jared Hughes stopped the bleeding.

The Reds will head back home for a four-game series against St. Louis on Thursday.